Board of Directors

 

 
Chaim Katzman
Chairman
of the Board
 
Bernd Knobloch
Deputy Chairman 
of the Board 
Arnold de Haan
Member of the Board 
Kirsi Komi
Member of the Board
 
 
Rachel Lavine
Member of the Board
David Lukes
Member of the Board
Andrea Orlandi
Member of the Board
Claes Ottosson
Member of the Board
 
     
Per-Anders Ovin
Member of the Board
Ariella Zochovitzky
Member of the Board
   
 


 

 

Chaim Katzman

Chairman of the Board of Directors

LL.B.
Born 1949
Israeli and US citizen
Member of Citycon's Board of Directors since 2010, Chairman since 15 June 2010
Independent of the company

Career history:

Norstar Holdings Inc. (former Gazit Inc.), founder, controlling shareholder and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1991
Equity One Inc., founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1992, President and CEO 1992-2006
Gazit-Globe Ltd., Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1998

Non-executive Directorships:

First Capital Realty Inc., Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2000
Atrium European Real Estate Ltd., Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2008

Bernd Knobloch

Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors

University degrees in Law and Business Administration
Born 1951
German citizen
Member of Citycon's Board of Directors since 2012, Deputy Chairman since 21 March 2013
Independent of the company and significant shareholders

Career history:

Commerzbank AG, Management Board member 2006–2008
Eurohypo AG, Chairman of the Management Board 2004–2008, Deputy Chairman 2002–2003
Frankfurter Hypothekenbank AG and Frankfurter Hypotheken Centralboden AG, Eurohypo Aktiengesellschaft Europaeische Hypothekenbank der Deutschen Bank, Management Board member 1992–2002

Non-executive directorships:

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, President of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of the University since 2003
Palatium Investment Management Ltd., Director since 2005
Staedelsches Kunstinstitut, Management Board member since 2005
Hertie Foundation, Management Board member since 2006
Urban Land Institute (ULI), Advisory Board member of ULI Europe since 2008
Schoerghuber Stiftung & Co. Holding KG, Member of the Trustee Board 2009-2012
Hypo Real Estate Holding AG and Hypo Real Estate Bank AG, Supervisory Board member 2008–2009

Arnold de Haan

Member of the Board of Directors

LL.M
Born 1954
Dutch citizen
Member of Citycon’s Board of Directors since 2014
Independent of the company and significant shareholders

Significant work experience:

Boishaen B.V., Founder and Managing Director since 2008
Hofirma BV, Member of the Board of Management 2008–2012
MeyerBergman European Retail Partners, Vice Chairman and Principal 2006–2008
Multi Corporation, Managing Director 2005–2007
Commerz Grundbesitz Investmentgesellschaft mbH , Managing Director 1994–2005
European Metropolitan Property Services, Equity-Partner 1990–1994
Vaste Waarden Nederland, Managing Director 1989–1990
Mountleigh International Plc., Advisor 1989–1990
Interned Holding N.V., Managing Director 1984–1989

Non-executive directorships:

HRO, Member of the Board since 2014
Arcadis Homola AG, Chairman of the Board 2003–2008
EuroHypo, Member of the International Advisory Committee 2001–2012
Cobra Museum, Chairman of the Board of Governors 2006–2013
Cordea Savills, Non-executive Director 2011–2013
Queensberry Real Estate LLP, Member of the Board 2014–2016

Kirsi Komi

Member of the Board of Directors

LL.M.
Born 1963
Finnish citizen
Member of Citycon's Board of Directors since 2011
Independent of the company and significant shareholders

Career history:

Nokia Siemens Networks, General Counsel and Member of the Executive Board 2007-2010
Nokia Corporation, various positions since 1992, latest Networks Business Group, Vice President (Legal) and Member of Leadership Team 1999-2007
Novera Group, Legal Counsel/Trainee 1987-1992

Non-executive Directorships:

Metsä Board Corporation, Director since 2010
Finnish Red Cross, Blood Service, Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2011, Director since 2010
Docrates Ltd, Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2011
Patria Oyj, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors 2011-2016
Martela Corporation, Director since 2013
Finnvera Plc, Director since 2013
Directors’ Institute of Finland – Hallitusammattilaiset ry, Director since 2015
The Guggenheim Helsinki Supporting Foundation, Director since 2015
Bittium Corporation, Director since 2015
Veikkaus Oy, Chairman of the Board of Directors in   2016
Lindström Invest Oy, Director since 2017
Humana AB, Director since 2017
Suomen Kansallisteatterin Osakeyhtiö, Director since 2017

Rachel Lavine

Member of the Board of Directors

CPA., MBA
Born 1965
Israeli citizen
Member of Citycon's Board of Directors since 2015 
Independent of the company

Career history:

Atrium European Real Estate Ltd., Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors 2008–2014, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2014
Gazit-Globe Ltd., Director 2014–2017 and Chief Executive Officer 2015–2017
Plaza Centers (Europe) BV, President and Chief Executive Officer 2005–2006
Elscint Ltd, President and Chief Executive Officer 1999–2006

Non-executive Directorships:

The Hadera Paper Company Ltd., external Director since 2017
EPRA, Board member 2014
Adler-Chomski, Member of the Board 2006–2008
“Reut” Provident Fund, Member of the Board of Directors and the Investment Committee 2006–2008
Elbit Imaging Ltd., Member of the Board of Directors 1999–2006
Europe Israel (MMS) Ltd., Member of the Board of Directors 1999–2006

David Lukes


Member of the Board of Directors

M.Sc. (Real Estate Development),
Master of Architecture
Born 1970
US citizen
Member of Citycon’s Board of Directors since 2017
Independent of the company

Significant work experience:

DDR Corp., CEO and President since 2017
Equity One, Inc., CEO and President 2014–2017
Seritage Realty Trust, CEO and President 2012–2014
Mall Properties, Inc., CEO and President 2010–2012
Kimco Realty Corporation, COO, EVP 2002–2010

Andrea Orlandi

Member of the Board of Directors

MBA (INSEAD)
Born 1971
Italian citizen
Member of Citycon’s Board of Directors since 2014
Independent of the company

Significant work experience:

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), London, Managing Director, Head of Real Estate Investments Europe since 2014, Director 2011-2014
AREA Property Partners, Director, Chief Investment Officer for Europe 2005–2011
O’Connor Capital Partners, Principal 2003–2005
Merrill Lynch, London, Associate, Vice President 1998–2003
Merrill Lynch, New York and London, Analyst 1994–1997

Non-Executive Directorships:

Credit Asset Management Ltd., Member of the Board of Directors since 2014
Hermes Central London LP, Member of the Board of Directors since 2014
Sprep Pte. Ltd., Members of the Board of Direcors since 2014
Parque Principado S.a.rl., Member of the Board of Directors 2013-2014
Kista Galleria Holding AB, Member of the Board of Directors 2012-2014

Claes Ottosson

Member of the Board of Directors

Electrical Engineer
Born 1961
Swedish citizen
Member of Citycon's Board of Directors since 2004
Independent of the company and significant shareholders

Career history:

ICA Kvantum Hovås, Managing Director since 1990
ICA Gourmet, Department Store Manager 1985-1990
Saga Hemköp, Department Store Manager 1982-1985

Non-executive Directorships:

ICA Förbundet AB, Director since 2005
ICA Gruppen AB (former Hakon Invest AB), Chairman of the Nomination Committee since 2007

Per-Anders Ovin

Member of the Board of Directors

M.Sc (Economics)
Born 1956
Swedish citizen
Member of Citycon's Board of Directors since 2013
Independent of the company and significant shareholders

Career history:

Mengus Stockholm AB, Chairman of the Board, Partner and Owner since 2005
Marrakech Design/Ovin Consulting AB, Owner since 2003
Enskilda Securities AB, CEO 1999–2002, Global Head of Equities 1998
Alfred Berg Fondkommission AB, Managing Director 1993–1998, Global Head of Equities, Alfred Berg Group 1996–1998, Head of Equities, Sweden 1993–1996, Head of Foreign Equities 1991–1993, Institutional Sales 1989–1990
Enskilda Fondkommission, Institutional Sales 1987–1989

Non-executive Directorships:

Kungsleden AB, Chairman of the Board 2009-2011, Board member 2003-2008
Prosperity Quest II Limited (Russian equity fund), Chairman of the Board 2010
Catella Kapitalförvaltning AB, Board member 2004-2010
Capona AB, Board member 2003-2005
ABG Sundal Collier A/S, Board member 2005-2007
Catella Property AB, Board member 2003-2005
EDX London Ltd, Board member 2003-2009

 

Ariella Zochovitzky

Member of the Board of Directors

B.A. (Economics and Accounting), CPA (Israel), MBA
Born 1957
Israeli citizen
Member of Citycon's Board of Directors since 2009
Independent of the company and significant shareholders

Career history:

C.I.G. Consultant Investments Group Ltd., General Manager & Partner since 2001
C.I.G. Zochovitzky Ltd., General Manager & Partner since 2012
Mediseed/Exseed Capital Ventures, Partner 2000-2001
Zochovitzky & Weinstein, C.P.A., Manager and Partner 1989-2000
Kost Forrer Gabay, C.P.A., Ernst & Young, Junior Associate, Associate and Partner 1980-1989

Non-executive Directorships:

Oil Refineries Ltd., Director 2013
Dorad Energy Ltd., Director 2011-2012
Bithach Haklai Central Cooperative Society LTD., Director 2010-2016
Acad Equipment and Properties (1979) Ltd., Director 2009-2011
Acad Building and Investments Ltd., Director 2009-2011
New Makefet Pension Funds Management Inc (Generali Group), Director since 2006-2015
U. Dori Group Ltd., Chairman of the Board of Directors 2008-2012
BATM Advanced Communications Limited, Director 2004-2010
Elco Holdings Ltd., Director 2003-2009
Gazit Inc., Director 2006-2008
Pension Funds at Israeli Discount Bank Ltd., Director 2000-2006
Scitex Ltd., Director 2002-2005
Gazit-Globe (1982) Ltd., Director 1999-2004
Inspire Investments Ltd., Director 2003–2008