Ronen Journo

SVP Enterprise & Workplace Strategy at WeWork

„:The Future of work is here. It is human-centric and data-driven. Proptech is a great forum for the convergence of technology, humans, and the physical environment, challenging all paradigms.“

Ronen joined WeWork after an incredible 21 years journey with Cisco.
Working first as a consultant for Procord and its clients the John Lewis Partnership, Ronen recommended and implemented its outsourcing policy. His move to DEGW meant working with Andersen, Toshiba and Halliburton Brown Root. A brief secondment to Cisco led to a 20-year career there. As the Managing Director of Cisco’s Workplace Resources for the past 10 years, Ronen led an EMEAR organization responsible for the end to end provisioning all corporate real estate and facilities services for complex portfolio spanning over 70 countries, supported by an integrated outsourced team over over 1500 people and across 150 locations; as well as represented the function on multiple Country Leadership Boards.
During his tenure at Cisco, Ronen has performed roles in every aspect of corporate real estate as well as leading the M&A Acquisition integration team for Cisco’s core business in EMEA. Prior to joining Cisco, Ronen was a senior consultant at DEGW and Procord [Johnson Controls] Consulting.
In addition to Cisco, during 2017 Ronen was invited to join the board of Network Homes, one of the UK’s largest and most established Housing Associations, which build, sell, rent and manage quality homes to create thriving communities. Winner of the 2016 Association of the Year in addition to 14 major national awards for the quality of their new homes and Customer service. In addition to his capacity as Board Member, he is also a member of the Investment and Customer success committees.
He has a BSc Hons in quantity surveying from the University of Westminster and an MSc Distinction in construction management and corporate strategy from Herriot-Watt University as well as an SLCR Designation by CoreNet Global.
An internationalist by heritage and nature, he lives in London and Paris and is happiest in a global context. He keeps his life in balance with the help of his daughters and wife, through endless reading, running marathons, learning karate, diving, cycling and collecting stamps, art and watches.