The appointment is a subject for approval of the FSMA. The decision is expected to become effective on May 9th, 2018, after the next General Meeting. Starting March 1st, 2018 and until May 9th, 2018 Jean-Pierre Hanin will act as Special Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Jean-Pierre Hanin has a licentiate degree in Law from the KUL (Catholic University of Leuven). He also holds a Master in Tax Management from the Solvay Business School and a LLM from Georgetown University. He started his career as a business lawyer. He then joined various international groups where he took up financial and management positions, among which Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Lhoist Group. More recently, he was Chief Financial Officer then manager of the Building Performance division of the construction materials group Etex.
Jacques van Rijckevorsel, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cofinimmo, comments: "The Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Jean-Pierre Hanin as future CEO and Managing Director of the Company. His personality, skills and experience are in line with our entrepreneurial vision for the Group's further development. We are confident of his success."
Furthermore, following the resignation of Je?ro?me Descamps as Executive Director of Cofinimmo, Jean-Edouard Carbonnelle will supervise the financial teams and operations as of today and until the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer.
Source: Europe Real Estate