The term of Jean-Edouard Carbonnelle as Managing Director will expire at the end of the next Ordinary General Meeting, which will take place on 09.05.2018. Jean-Edouard Carbonnelle has chosen not to request its renewal. Cofinimmo’s Board of Directors and its staff already thank him for his major contribution to the realisation of the strategic objectives and the development of the Group.
Today, the Board of Directors has co-opted Jean-Pierre Hanin as Director of the Group, with immediate effect, subject to the approval of the FSMA.
At the General Meeting of 09.05.2018, the Board of Directors will propose the appointment of Jean-Pierre Hanin as Director. Subject to this appointment and to the approval of the FSMA, the Board will designate him as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, and, as such, as Chairman of the Executive Committee.
As from 01.03.2018 and until the Ordinary General Meeting of 09.05.2018, 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 LL.M 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, global leader in lime and dolime. More recently, he was Chief Financial Officer then manager of the Building Performance division of the construction materials group Etex. His functions led him to operate in various regions all over the world for over 20 years, and to carry out both consolidation and development activities.
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 Jérôme 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.
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