Wereldhave announces appointment Managing Director France

SCHIPHOL, The Netherlands, June 1, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Wereldhave announces that Eric Damiron is appointed Managing Director Wereldhave France effective June 1st 2015. Eric will be responsible for the company's overall business in France.

Eric joins from Klepierre where he finalised his position as CEO of Corio France in May 2015. After his appointment as CEO of Corio France in December 2012, Eric restructured the portfolio and changed the team in 2013 and subsequently turned around the company from a negative like-for-like to positive rental growth in 2014.

Eric brings further extensive experience in real estate and retail with Hammerson, Nuggets/Hachette and Le Bon Marche/LVMH. He has demonstrated start-up, turn around, and entrepreneurial skills, essential for establishing a strong foundation for Wereldhave France in retail.

Michel Janet, who served as Country Director for more than two decades, will step down from this position but will continue on a part-time basis as Director for Office Developments in Paris for the foreseeable future.

Dirk Anbeek will hand over his interim responsibilities for France to Eric Damiron with immediate effect.

The French management team will now consist of Eric Damiron as Managing Director, Olivier Mourrain, Director of Operations, and Richard Braun, Finance Director. Recruitment of a Director Leasing has been initiated to complete the management team as soon as possible.

Dirk Anbeek comments:

"With Eric we did recruit a decisive and passionate retail expert to lead our team in France. Together with Olivier and Richard I am convinced they will form an excellent team to lead Retail, stabilize the NRI at [Eur]46 mio in 2015, and grow the business in the coming years.

I am very grateful for the achievements, loyalty and professionalism Michel has demonstrated over the past twenty years as Country Director France. All the developments he started, mainly in Offices but also in Retail, consistently delivered value creation, and I am happy he continues on a part-time basis his work for Office Developments in Paris."

Information for the press:
Richard W. Beentjes
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Information for analysts:
Jaap-Jan Fit
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