Atrium European Real Estate Limited , a leading owner, operator and developer of retail real estate and shopping centres in Central and Eastern Europe, is pleased to announce that it has promoted Ljudmila Popova ( pictured) its Head of Business Development & Investor Relations, to the Group Executive Management Team with immediate effect.
Ljudmila joined Atrium in April 2009 as the Group’s Financial Analyst working alongside the CEO and CFO and was initially responsible for valuations. Since then she has taken on a number of additional responsibilities and currently oversees all of the Group’s capital markets activity, investor and bondholder relations. Ljudmila also heads the Group’s research department. During her four and a half years with the Group, Ljudmila has worked closely with the CEO and the rest of the management team on a number of strategic projects, which have been fundamental to the stabilisation and turnaround of the Group.
Prior to joining Atrium, Ljudmila was an equity research analyst at Kempen & Co, a specialist merchant bank in the Netherlands, where she focused on real estate companies, with large exposures in Central and Eastern Europe, including Atrium. Ljudmila has a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Econometrics from the University of Amsterdam.
Rachel Lavine, chief executive officer of Atrium, said: “Ljudmila has worked extensively with the senior management team over the past few years and was involved in a number of important strategic projects for the company. She has made an important contribution to the turnaround of Atrium and this promotion is recognition of how much she has achieved. I look forward to welcoming Ljudmila to the management team as we pursue our strategy for growth.”