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1 place in terms of retail GLA in Poland

EPP is the largest owner of retail real estate in Poland in terms of GLA with its portfolio valued at EUR 2.6 billion. The company is committed to providing the best possible rates of return as well as great shopping experiences. EPP is listed on the stock exchanges in Johannesburg (JSE) and Luxembourg (Euro MTF).

Our current portfolio consists of:

24 retail projects
1 development project
6 office projects

with a GLA of over 1,000,000 square metres.

Projects are located in cities of strong economy and purchasing power, and ability to attract international investment interests.

31
projects
2.6
billion euro
portfolio value
18
major cities
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Executive Management Team
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Hadley Dean
CEO
Executive Director
biography
Hadley Dean

Hadley Dean brings more than 20 years of real estate experience to EPP. Most recently as the CEO of Compass Offices’ European, Middle Eastern, and African operations, Hadley helped Compass grow to become Hong Kong’s largest serviced office provider with a network extending to Australia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.

Prior to Compass, Hadley served as a Managing Partner at Colliers International, an industry-leading global real estate services company operating in 66 countries. Responsible for Colliers’ Eastern Europe region, Hadley Dean managed business across twelve countries, sixteen offices, and more than 750 employees. He was also Colliers' EMEA Management Board Member.

In 2017, he was recognized with the Eurobuild Award in the category of The Real Estate Personality of the Year.

Hadley holds a BSc from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and a property valuation and management degree from Sheffield Hallam University.

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Jacek Bagiński
CFO | Executive Director
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Jacek is a senior financial executive with over 20 years’ experience in various businesses operating across Poland and Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) countries, ranging from retail, production and sale of pharmaceuticals, FMCG, to exploration of oil and gas and other natural resources.

He was a member of a number of management boards and CFO in companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and controlled by the largest private equity funds operated in CEE countries. Additionally, he has served in senior management and executive positions in multinational corporations, including PepsiCo and BP/Amoco, with turnovers ranging from 15 to over 750 million euro.

Jacek was responsible for business development, including M&As, financing and taxation as well as financial planning and controlling. Recently, he was a member of the management board and CFO of Empik Media & Fashion SA, one of the largest holding companies controlling a group of retail, e-commerce and service operations.

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Wojciech Knawa
Property Management
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Wojciech has over 16 years of experience in the commercial real estate sector. Recently he worked as the Managing Director at Echo Investment Property Management, and was responsible for managing all retail and office assets developed by Echo Investment. Wojciech ran the business with a particular emphasis on delivering high quality property management services, increasing profitability, and developing modern management tools to improve operations and their tenants’ business efficacy. Prior to joining Echo, Wojciech worked in the hotel and office sectors, selling hotel projects and commercialising office assets.

Wojciech earned his master’s degree in finance and banking from the Cracow University of Economics.

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Michał Świerczyński
Asset Management
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Since 1997, Michał has worked in real estate for several companies based in Poland, Russia, and Kazakhstan. Recently at Griffin Real Estate as a Venture Partner and the Head of Retail, Michał managed retail assets totaling 84,000m2 GLA. He was also involved in Echo Investment’s retail ventures. In 2009-2012, Michał was the deputy CEO and Member of the Board at Polnord, a commercial business development company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. Michał was associated with Clairmont Global Poland (part of The Hanover Company and Metlife) and ECE Projektmanagement as Head of Development and Head of Leasing. In 2004-2006, Michał worked for Jones Lang LaSalle Russia, where he managed retail teams in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kazakhstan, and established the new JLL office in Almaty.

Michał received a degree in business and marketing from the Polish Open University and BA degree from Giedroyc College of Communications and Media in Warsaw with a specialisation in public relations. In 2005 he attended the International Council of Shopping Centers School for Professional Development, Level II in Dubai, The United Arab Emirates. Apart from his native Polish, Michał is fluent in English and German, and speaks basic Russian.

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Rafał Kwiatkowski
COO
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Rafał is an experienced legal, compliance and operations professional bringing over 15 years of real estate experience gained at Echo Investment SA, the biggest Polish developer. Rafał was directly involved in financing, leasing, sales and acquisitions of Echo Investment portfolio at first as a team member of the Legal Department and starting from 2007 as Chief Legal Officer. During his tenure at Echo Investment he also supervised the firm’s property management activity. From 2005-2007 Rafał was a Member of the Supervisory Board at Barlinek SA and Opoczno SA.

He graduated from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań with a degree in law and completed postgraduate studies in finance and taxes at the Warsaw School of Economics.

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Leasing and Asset Management Team
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Marek Gładki
Head of Leasing and Asset Management
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Marek Gładki

Prior to joining the EPP, Marek worked for over 13 years for Echo Investment, where, as Director of the Leasing and Marketing Department, was responsible for the development and implementation of leasing strategies for such projects as Galaxy Szczecin, Pasaż Grunwaldzki in Wrocław, Libero in Katowice as well as Galeria Echo in Kielce. He also dealt with re-commercialisation of all shopping centres from Echo Investment’s portfolio and took part in creating a concept of multi functional project – Towarowa 22 in Warsaw – a joint project by EPP and Echo Investment.

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Joanna Kruk
Leasing Coordinator
Joanna Kruk
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Jakub Ociepka
Asset Manager
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Jakub worked for Multi Development, Neinver, Colliers and IKEA where he dealt with the commercialization of regular shopping centres, outlets and shopping parks, including – among others – Factory outlets, Futura shopping parks, Europa Centralna as well as Twierdza Zamość, Wzorcownia, Galeria Leszno and Zakopianka.

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Monika Swynar
Asset Manager
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Marcin Ziółkowski
Asset Manager
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Marcin started his career in the real estate sector in 2004. He was responsible for commercialization and re-commercialization of shopping centres all around Poland, including Galeria Bałtycka in Gdańsk, Alfa Centrum Gdańsk as well Zielone Arkady Centre in Bydgoszcz and Renoma in Wrocław. He used to work for multi national corporations such as CBRE, Centrum Development & Investments (Eastbridge group) and ECE Projektmanagement.

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Marta Kusiak
Asset Manager
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Marta has over 10-years of experience in the retail sector, both in real estate and operational activity. Prior to joining EPP in July 2017, she worked for New Look Poland where she built the brand on the Polish market, and earlier for Takko Fashion (on Polish, Lithuanian and Estonian markets) as well as for IC Companys Poland (Jackpot, Cottonfield, Martinique, Part Two), also in the Czech Republic and Hungary. She holds a Business Mentor’s certificate.

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Tomasz Nowakowski
Asset Manager
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Tomek started his carrer in retail estate sector in 2006. Before joining EPP he worked for Caleum Development, Apsys, Echo and ECE. He dealt with commercialisation and recommercialisation either regular shopping centres or small retail parks and outlet. Among many projects, he was responsible for, were: Galeria Krakowska, Galeria Łódzka, Galeria Askana in Gorzów, Pasaż Grunwaldzki in Wrocław, OutletPark in Szczecin, Platan S.C. in Zabrze.

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Elżbieta Popławska
Asset Manager
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Związana z rynkiem nieruchomości komercyjnych od ponad 10 lat. Zanim dołączyła do zespołu EPP zajmowała stanowisko Leasing Managera w firmie Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield. Przez trzy lata odpowiadała za komercjalizację i rekomercjalizację CH Arkadia w Warszawie, następnie za projekty Galeria Mokotów w Warszawie i Wroclavia we Wrocławiu. Doświadczenie zdobywała zarówno przy istniejących powierzchniach, jak i budowach oraz przebudowach obiektów. Wcześniej w firmie Master Management odpowiedzialna za komercjalizację i rekomercjalizację projektów w całej Polsce m.in. Magnolii Park we Wrocławiu, Galerii Leszno, Galerii Kłodzko i innych. Pracowała także dla jednej z największych agencji powierzchni magazynowych i biurowych. Absolwentka dwóch kierunków magisterskich w Szkole Głównej Handlowej – Finansów oraz Zarządzania. Skończyła kurs architekta wnętrz. Elżbieta płynnie mówi w języku angielskim oraz niemieckim, zna także podstawy języka hiszpańskiego. Doświadczenie zdobyte podczas pracy po stronie właścicielskiej, pozwoliło Jej na zdobycie szerokiej wiedzy i doświadczenia w zakresie budowy najlepszych strategii komercjalizacji centrów handlowych oraz efektywnej współpracy z najemcami.

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Sylwia Piechnik
Head of Office Leasing
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Sylwia Piechnik

Sylwia has been working in the commercial real estate sector for more than 15 years. She came to EPP from HB Reavis Poland where she worked as a Senior Leasing Manager. Before HB Reavis, until 2013, she worked for the Polish developer Yareal Polska in various capacities and most recently as the Head of Leasing and Sales. Prior to that, Sylwia was an architect and project manager at ECI Group and also worked for the real estate consulting firm Couderq Binswanger Poland.

Sylwia holds a master's degree in architecture and urban design from the Cracow University of Technology. She also completed postgraduate studies in conservation of architectural and urban monuments and property valuation.

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Olga Adamek
Senior Leasing Manager
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Olga has been working in the commercial real estate sector for over five years. Previously she worked as Leasing Manager in the international development group HB Reavis.

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Agnieszka Gola
Leasing Manager
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Agnieszka has over four years of experience in the area of office space commercialisation. From 2014 she worked in Knight Frank as Negotiator responsible for the Poznań market, including the negotiation of agreements in Andersia Tower, Za Bramką and Poznań Technology and Industrial Park (Segment B).

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Wojciech Knawa
Property Management
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Wojciech Knawa

Wojciech has over 16 years of experience in the commercial real estate sector. Recently he worked as the Managing Director at Echo Investment Property Management, and was responsible for managing all retail and office assets developed by Echo Investment. Wojciech ran the business with a particular emphasis on delivering high quality property management services, increasing profitability, and developing modern management tools to improve operations and their tenants’ business efficacy. Prior to joining Echo, Wojciech worked in the hotel and office sectors, selling hotel projects and commercialising office assets.

Wojciech earned his master’s degree in finance and banking from the Cracow University of Economics.

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Czesław Jasiewicz
Head of Retail Operations
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He started his professional career in two medium companies. First a construction one and the second food production.

Later engaged with Echo where he started as a specialist. Developing and expanding his knowledge became the Director of the RSC Galaxy.

Soon after gaining experience in finance, management,forigne languages as well as property management including commerce ones became Head of Retail supervising and managing eight Shopping Centers in the EPP portfolio. 

 

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Tomasz Skuza
Head of Integration Operations – Portfolio Manager
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He started his professional career in 2002 in Warsaw-based company Ober-House. Since 2004 he had worked for Echo Investment gaining experience in office and retail real estate management working as a regional manager and portfolio manager. Between  2013 and 2016 he gained more knowledge and experience while working as Transaction Manager and taking part in selling Echo Investment projects, as well as participating in due diligence process related to the sale of Echo Investment shares to Griffin Real Estate, PIMCO, and Oaktree.

He joined EPP management as Head of Integration Operations – Portfolio Manager where he supervises takeover and implementation of new projects bought by EPP while supervising their proper operational functioning.

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Mariusz Nowak
Head of Office Operations
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Prior to joining EPP, he had worked for 13 years in Echo Investment capital group within property management supervising structures. Most recently, as Senior Asset Manager, he was responsible for the entire portfolio of office properties owned Echo.

Currently, as the Head of Office Operations, he is responsible for the portfolio of office properties belonging to  EPP, as well as the facilities managed by EPP, but owned by other investors, including Q22 office building.

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Paweł Wężyk
Director IT Systems Development
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He started his professional career in 2000 working for Echo Investment in Kielce and creating a Supervision System over Contracts and Leased Space Management. Took part in processes related to property management creating comprehensive operational and managing reporting.

He joined EPP as Director of IT Systems Development where controls the development of managerial reporting systems and is responsible for property management systems as well as automation of processes and integration of accounting and managerial programs and the development of new IT solutions. He supports takeovers and integration of new projects acquired by EPP. 

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Konrad Biskupski
Head of FM Operations
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In 2003, he decided to work in Germany to support a unit of steel constructions manufacturing for buildings and equipment. In 2008 he decided to come back to Poland and to join Echo Investment in a department related to technical aspects of real estate management where he gained experience in exploitation and maintenance of commercial properties. In 2013 he started to head a unit of experience technical specialists responsible for technical management of retail and commercial properties. In 2017 he joined EPP Property Management as the Head of Operation – Technical FM.

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Magda Dudek
Head of A&R Operations
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For 15 years had been working for Est-On/Echo Investment/Echo Investment Property Management/EPP Property Management as a financial analyst.
Since 2013 has been heading the budgeting and analytical team.
Expert in reporting, analyses and due diligence processes.

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Roksana Białecka
Head of University Retail Tenants Management
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Roksana started her career in sales over 18 years ago in the first shopping center at Lower Silesia – Galeria Dominikańska. She was responsible for creating and developing customer awareness of such foreign brands as Zara, Orsay, Mötivi, Vero Moda, and Camaieu, as well as Polish brands like Tatuum and Gino Rossi. Thanks to the fast-growing retail market during that period as well as her ability to quickly respond to the changing environment, for the next nine years Roksana held various managerial positions. In June 2014 she joined ECHO as a Retail Manager.

Her 14 year-experience as well as her involvement in her work, allow her building and strengthening strong relations with the tenants as well as provide them operational and training support. These activities made Roksana an expert in training in such areas as sales, VM, and business as well as a great analyst of KPI indicators of the whole portfolio of commercial properties owned by EPP.

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Board of Directors
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Robert Weisz
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
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Robert Weisz serves as Partner and Managing Director of Timevest, a European commercial property investment company. Its portfolio includes high street shopping and commercial retail locations in Germany, the Czech Republic, and the Netherlands. Previously, Mr. Weisz was Partner and Managing Director of DBN Group, a commercial property company operating in the Netherlands and the US. Mr. Weisz has been visiting professor at the Technical University of Eindhoven's Urban Planning Design Group since 2004 and was formerly a guest lecturer in property finance and valuation at the Amsterdam School of Real Estate and University of Groningen. Mr. Weisz is the co-author of three textbooks on property investment.

He obtained MBA, CA, Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors RICS

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Marek Belka
Independent Non-Executive Director
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Marek Belka is a former Prime Minister of Poland (2004-2005) and President of Narodowy Bank Polski (Polish Central Bank) (2010-2016). He qualified as an economist with an M.A., Ph.D. and Habilitacja (higher degree common in continental Europe). He has held various political positions since 1996, including Advisor to the President of Poland, Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister. He has also held positions in international organizations, serving as Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Europe (in the rank of Undersecretary General of the U.N.) and Director of European Department in the International Monetary Fund (2008-2010). Marek worked in Albania as advisor to three consecutive PMs of the country and in the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq (2003-2004). He was member of Board of Directors of two commercial banks in Poland (at different times) and served as Chairman of LOT Polish Airlines in 2002-2003.

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Marc Wainer
Non-Executive Director
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Until August 2014, Marc was Chief Executive Officer of Redefine Properties Limited, before moving in to his role as Executive Chairman. He has 40 years' experience in all aspects of real estate. Marc’s primary focus is on acquisitions and disposals, international investments, and investor relations, as well as playing a role in conceptual development at Redefine.

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Maciej Dyjas
Non-Executive Director
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Maciej Dyjas is a Co-Managing Partner and Co-CEO of Griffin Real Estate, a leading and dynamically-growing investment group operating in Central & Eastern Europe’s commercial real estate market. He is also a Managing Partner at Cornerstone Partners – a private equity investment firm, active in the CEE region - with an impressive track-record of transactions. Before joining Griffin and Cornerstone, he was a Managing Partner and CEO of Eastbridge Group, a Luxembourg-based private investment fund that manages over €1.5 billion in assets related to retail, consumer goods, and real estate.

He graduated from the University of Warsaw and University of Stuttgart with degrees in Mathematics, IT, and Management.

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Dionne Traci Hirschowitz
Independent Non-Executive Director
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Dionne has a B Com LLB from Wits and thereafter was admitted as an Attorney of the Supreme Court of South Africa. She lived in London for 11 years where she worked at Stenham Property managing commercial property investments for offshore clients. On her return to South Africa, she was appointed as the director of Ellerine Bros. Proprietary Limited, which is involved in equities and property investments.

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Andrea Philippa Steer
Independent non-executive Director
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Andrea holds BCom (WITS) and LLB (UNISA) degrees and was admitted as an Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa. She is currently registered as a Solicitor of England and Wales. Andrea runs her own legal consultancy business, and until recently acted as International Legal Counsel at Randstad Holding N.V., a global leader in the HR services industry, headquartered in Amsterdam and listed on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange (“AEX”).  Previously, she held roles as legal consultant at the SBS Broadcasting group (Amsterdam) and as an associate at Clifford Chance LLP (Amsterdam). She currently holds a number of other non-executive directorships in privately held companies in the Netherlands and South Africa. Andrea was appointed to the Board effective 12 August 2016. Her current term expires in 2018.

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Hadley Dean
Executive Director
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Hadley Dean brings more than 20 years of real estate experience to EPP. Most recently the CEO of Compass Offices’ European, Middle Eastern, and African operations, Hadley helped Compass grow to become Hong Kong’s largest serviced office provider with a network extending to Australia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates.

Prior to Compass, Hadley served as a Managing Partner at Colliers International, an industry-leading global real estate services company operating in 66 countries. Responsible for Colliers’ Eastern Europe region, Mr. Dean managed business across twelve countries, sixteen offices, and more than 750 employees. He was also Colliers' EMEA Management Board Member.

In 2017 Hadley Dean received the award at EuroBuild Awards 2017 - The Real Estate Personality of the Year.

Hadley holds a BSc from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and a Property valuation and Management degree from Sheffield Hallam University.

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Jacek Bagiński
Executive Director
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Jacek is a senior financial executive with over 20 years’ experience in various businesses operating across Poland and Central & Eastern Europe (CEE) countries, ranging from retail, production and sale of pharmaceuticals, FMCG, to exploration of oil and gas and other natural resources.  He was a member of a number of management boards and CFO in companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and controlled by the largest private equity funds operated in CEE countries. Additionally, he has served in senior management and executive positions in multinational corporations, including PepsiCo and BP/Amoco, with turnovers ranging from 15 million to over 750 million euro. Jacek was responsible for business development, including M&As, financing and taxation as well as financial planning and controlling. Recently, he was a member of the management board and CFO of Empik Media & Fashion S.A., one of the largest holding companies controlling a group of retail, e-commerce and service operations.

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James Templeton
Non-Executive Director
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James serves as the CEO of Castleview Property Fund Limited, a fund focussing on retail property investments in South Africa and is listed on the JSE. Previously James was the chief executive officer of Emira Property Fund Limited which brought him extensive real estate experience in a JSE listed REIT for 11 years across retail, offices and industrial property sectors. James was also employed as an equities analyst at Barnard Jacobs Mellet, a prominent South African stockbroker from 1996 to 2003 where he covered various sectors including real estate. James holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of KwaZuluNatal and is a CFA charterholder. James holds no shares in the capital of the company.

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Pieter Prinsloo
Non-Executive Director
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Pieter serves as CEO of Redefine Europe B.V., a subsidiary of Redefine Properties Ltd. Previously Pieter held the position of CEO of Hyprop Investments Ltd in South Africa, which brought him extensive real estate experience in a JSE listed REIT for more than 14 years. Earlier, Pieter was involved in private property development and management for New Africa Developments, and gained extensive know-how in commercial and structured property finance with ABSA Bank and Standard Bank in South Africa. Pieter holds a Bachelor of Science (Quantity Surveyor) cum laude degree of the University of Pretoria and has received awards from the Association of South African Quantity Surveyors. Pieter does not hold shares in the capital of the company.

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Taco de Groot
Independent Non-Executive Director
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Taco holds the position of CEO/Chairman of the board of Vastned Retail N.V., a listed investment fund (NYSE Euronext Amsterdam AMX) with assets in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Spain. Here he introduced and implemented to the company a new strategy attracting large institutional investors. Earlier, Taco was a founding partner/non-executive member of the board of MSeven Real Estate in London, a specialised fund and asset management organisation focusing on the UK. Prior to that, Taco was a founding partner of GPT/Halverton LLP in London, a fund and asset management company active in Europe, and founded Rubens Capital Partners with a portfolio of residential and retail assets for family offices and wealthy private investors. Taco obtained a master degree in Dutch Law at Utrecht University and a master degree in Real Estate (MRE) at Amsterdam University, together with various INSEAD and Rotterdam University programs. Taco holds the position of non-executive director at Tritax EuroBox Plc, listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is a visiting lecturer at ASRE/University Amsterdam and Hogeschool Rotterdam. Taco is a member (chartered surveyor) and assessor of RICS Netherlands. Taco does not hold shares in the capital of the company.

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Board Committees
Audit and Risk Committee

Chairman: Taco de Groot

Members: Robert Weisz, Pieter Prinsloo, Marek Belka

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Chairman: Andrea Steer

Members: Robert Weisz, Dionne Traci Hirschowitz

Social and Ethics Committee

Chairman: Dionne Traci Hirschowitz

Members: Pieter Prinsloo, Andrea Steer

Investment Committee

Chairman: Marc Wainer

Members: Hadley Dean, James Templeton, Pieter Prinsloo, Taco de Groot, Maciej Dyjas,