Klépierre, owner and operator of the leading shopping center platform in Europe, today announced the promotion of Gino Antonacci to Head of its Italian subsidiary.
Previously Chief Operating Officer of Klépierre Italy, Gino Antonacci was promoted to General Manager of this subsidiary, effective today. In this capacity, he will be a member of the Klépierre Group Management Team.
Gino Antonacci succeeds Ermanno Niccoli, who wished to purse a personal entrepreneurial project. Both men have worked closely together for 25 years to build Klépierre’s leading position in this country and what is unanimously recognized as Italy’s best shopping mall portfolio. The asset value of the Italian portfolio currently amounts to nearly €4 billion and represents 17% of Klépierre total portfolio value.
Gino Antonacci, age 53, has 28 years of experience in the shopping center industry. In the course of his career, his positions have included Leasing and Portfolio Director with Trema Italia, International Leasing Director with Trema Group, Chief Operating Officer at Corio Italia, and Development and Design Director at Corio Group.
Commenting on the appointment, Klépierre Executive Board Chairman Jean-Marc Jestin said, “I am pleased to entrust the management of Klépierre Italy to Gino Antonacci. His deep knowledge of the market and of our assets, combined with his exceptional expertise in managing shopping centers as well as in developing projects, such the extension of Shopville Gran Reno in Bologna, will allow us to further strengthen Klépierre’s leading position in Italy. I would also like to pay tribute to Ermanno Niccoli and his immense professionalism. He brought precious experience and knowhow to Klépierre, and I sincerely thank him for his contribution to our achievements in Italy. I wish him every success in his future endeavors.”
Klépierre, the owner and operator of the leading shopping center platform in Europe, combines development, property and asset management skills. The company’s portfolio is valued at €23.8 billion at December 31, 2017 and comprises large shopping centers in 16 countries in Continental Europe which together host 1.1 billion visitors per year. Klépierre holds a controlling stake in Steen & Strøm (56.1%), Scandinavia’s number one shopping center owner and manager. Klépierre is a French REIT (SIIC) listed on Euronext Paris and included in the CAC Next 20, EPRA Euro Zone and GPR 250 indexes. It is also included in ethical indexes, such as DJSI World and Europe, FTSE4Good, STOXX® Global ESG Leaders, Euronext Vigeo France 20 and World 120, and figures in CDP’s “A-list”. These distinctions underscore the Group’s commitment to a proactive sustainable development policy and its global leadership in the fight against climate change.
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