George Iacobescu

Chief Executive, Canary Wharf Group plc., London

George Iacobescu is the chief executive for the Canary Wharf Group plc, in London. The Canary Wharf is London’s leading large-scale business center comprised of fifteen office buildings, a retail center, a conference center, restaurants and pubs. Mr. Iacobescu joined the group in 1988 as a senior vice president of construction to oversee the procurement and construction of the first phase of Canary Wharf. He was promoted to the Board of Canary Wharf Holdings Limited as an executive director in 1994. Mr. Iacobescu was appointed deputy chief executive in 1996 and chief executive in March of 1997. He has day-to-day authority over the operations of the group and plays a central role in strategy development and implementation. He is an engineer by training and is closely involved in the construction operations of the group. His previous roles include vice-president of development and construction at the World Financial Center in New York and the Olympia Center and the Neiman Marcus Buildings in Chicago.

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