– FRANCE, Paris – Gecina (EPA: GFC) today announced the appointment of Karim Habra to its Board of Directors, replacing Sylvain Fortier as the representative of Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc.
The Board of Directors thanked Mr. Fortier, Chief Investment and Innovation Officer at Ivanhoé Cambridge Inc., for his contributions to the Board and welcomed Mr. Habra.
The company also announced the appointment of Ms. Carole Le Gall as a Board observer for a three-year term of office. Ms. Carole Le Gall will be part of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee.
About Karim Habr
Karim Habra is Head of Europe and Asia-Pacific for Ivanhoé Cambridge. He runs all of the Group’s real estate activities and investments in Europe and Asia-Pacific and oversees the growth of the platform with teams operating out of Paris, London, Berlin, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Mumbai. He began his career with GE Real Estate in 1998, taking on responsibility for Central and Eastern European operations in 2003, before joining JER Partners in 2008 as Managing Director, European Funds. In 2012, he moved to LaSalle Investment Management as Managing Director of Central Europe, then Managing Director of France, and finally Head of Continental Europe. In 2018, he was appointed Head of Europe for Ivanhoé Cambridge. The Asia-Pacific region was added to his remit in 2019.
Karim Habra holds a Graduate Degree in Finance & Management and a Master of Science in Corporate Finance from Paris-Dauphine University.
About Carole Le Gall
Since 2020, Carole Le Gall has been Deputy CEO of ENGIE Solutions, an ENGIE Group subsidiary. After starting her career in local economic development with the French State then a local municipality, Ms. Le Gall joined ADEME, the French Environment, and Energy Management Agency, in 2006 to develop the markets for renewables and energy efficiency. She then spent six years heading up and developing the CSTB, the Scientific and Technical Center for Building. She joined ENGIE in 2015 to head up marketing for building renovation solutions, before becoming CEO of the France Networks business unit in 2018.
Ms. Le Gall is a general engineer of the Corps des Mines and holds a Master of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston.
As a specialist for centrality and uses, Gecina operates innovative and sustainable living spaces. The Group owns, manages, and develops Europe’s leading office portfolio, with nearly 97% located in the Paris Region, and a portfolio of residential assets and student residences, with over 9,000 apartments. These portfolios are valued at 20 billion euros at end-June 2020.
Gecina has firmly established its focus on innovation and its human approach at the heart of its strategy to create value and deliver on its purpose: “Empowering shared human experiences at the heart of our sustainable spaces”. For our 100,000 clients, this ambition is supported by our client-centric brand YouFirst. It is also positioned at the heart of UtilesEnsemble, our label setting out our commitment to the environment, to people, and the quality of life in cities.
Gecina is a French real estate investment trust listed on Euronext Paris and is part of the SBF 120, CAC Next 20, CAC Large 60, and Euronext 100 indices. Gecina is also recognized as one of the top-performing companies in its industry by leading sustainability benchmarks and rankings.
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