Board of Directors

According to the Articles of Association, Citycon’s Board of Directors consists of a minimum of five (5) and a maximum of ten (10) members. The General Meeting of shareholders decides on the number of members of the Board of Directors and elects them at the Annual General Meeting and, when necessary, Extraordinary General Meetings. The term of office of a Board member starts at the close of the General Meeting electing the member and ends at the close of the following Annual General Meeting after the election. The Board of Directors elects the Chairman and one or more Deputy Chairmen from among its members.

Further information on Citycon’s Board of Directors.

Chaim Katzman
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, CEO since 2017
Regency Centers Corporation, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2017
Equity One Inc., founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors 1992-2017, President and CEO 1992-2006 (company merged with and into Regency Centers Corporation in 2017)
Gazit-Globe Ltd., Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1995, CEO since 2018

Non-executive Directorships:

First Capital Realty Inc., Chairman of the Board of Directors 2000-2015, Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2015
Atrium European Real Estate Ltd., Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2008

Judah Angster
Judah Angster
Member of the Board of Directors
JD (Pace University), Bachelor of Talmudic Law
Born 1982
US citizen

Professional experience:

Dwight City Group LLC, CEO, Principal and Founder since 2018
NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate, Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Law since 2017
CastleRock Equity Group, CEO, 2015-2018
PCS Wireless LLC, International Counsel / VP Global Development 2012-2015
Empire American Holdings, Internal Counsel / Compliance & Regulations Attorney 2009-2012
Empire Bank - Empire Corporate, VP International Banking Division / Global Financial Projects 2009-2012

Non-executive Directorships:

Lightstone Group LLC, Member of the Board of Directors since 2015

CEO F. Scott Ball
F. Scott Ball
Chief Executive Officer & Member of the Board of Directors
B.Sc. (Business Management)
Born 1961
United States citizen
CEO and Chairman of the Corporate Management Committee since 2019. Member of the Board of Directors since 2021
Independent significant shareholders

Career history:

LADS Advisors LLC, founder 2017-2018
Starwood Retail Partners, COO/President Chicago/IL, 2012-2017
Oxford Properties Group Inc, Senior Vice President, Retail Toronto Ontario/Chicago, IL, 2011-2012
Claire’s North America, Senior Vice President, Real Estate – Global Construction/Design Chicago, IL, 2009-2011
Blatteis Schnur, CEO/Partner, Los Angeles, CA, 2009-2007
The Mills Corporation, Executive Vice President, Leasing/Asset Management Chevy Chase, MD, 2007-2005
The Rouse Company 2005-1985, various positions, latest Senior Vice President, Asset Management Columbia, MD, 2005-1985

Arnold de Haan
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

Zvi Gordon
Zvi Gordon
Member of the Board of Directors
MBA (MIT Sloan), B.A.
Born 1985
US and Israeli citizen

Professional experience:

Gazit Globe Limited, Vice President of Investments (Chief Investment Officer) since 2017
Norstar Holdings Inc., Chief Investment Officer since 2016
Gazit Group USA, Vice President Mergers & Acquisitions and Chief of Staff 2015-2017
The Davis Companies, Private Equity Investment Associate, Acquisitions & Asset Management 2014-
2015
Equity One Inc., Acquisitions Associate and MBA Intern 2014
Goldman Sachs, Summer Associate 2013
The Healthsearch Group, Manager 2010-2012 and Client Partner 2006-2007

Non-executive Directorships:

HIREF International LLC (HDFC), Advisory Board Member since 2017
Gazit Gaia Limited, Board Director since 2017
Gazit Midas Limited, Board Director since 2017
Gazit Europe (Netherlands) B.V., Board Director since 2017
Gazit Europe (Asia) B.V., Board Director since 2018
Gazit TripLLLe Canada General Partner Inc., Board Director since 2019

Alexandre Koifman
Alexandre Koifman
Member of the Board of Directors
Born 1953
French and Swiss citizen
Member of Citycon’s Board of Directors since 2019
Independent of the company and significant shareholders

Significant work experience:

Efficient Frontiers Investing SA, Managing Director since 2018
Koifman Capital Advisors SARL, Founder and Principal since 2018
Bedrock SA, Managing Director 2004-2018
Universal Management Services Limited, Partner 1999-2004

David Lukes
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 and significant shareholders

Significant work experience:

SITE Centers  Corp (formerly 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

Per-Anders Ovin
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

Ljudmila Popova
Member of the Board of Directors
M.Sc. (Econometric Sciences), Executive MBA
Born 1980
Dutch and Kyrgyz citizen
Member of Citycon’s Board of Directors since 2021
Independent of the company and significant shareholders

Professional experience:
Daje Advisory BV, Founder & Director since 2020
NIBC, Executive Director CF & CM Real Estate 2019-2020
GlobeInvest, Chief Financial Officer 2017-2019
Atrium European Real Estate, Executive Management Board/Group Head of Asset Management 2013-2017, Head of Business Development 2009-2013
Kempen & Co, Property Research Analyst 2006-2009
Zanders & Partners, Treasury Management Consultancy 2004-2006

Non-executive Directorships:
Wealth Management Partners, Supervisory Board Member (Property Pool) since 2020
Brack Capital Properties, Supervisory Board Member/Interim Chairman 2017-2018

Ofer Stark
Ofer Stark
Member of the Board of Directors
Born 1972
Israeli and US citizen
Member of Citycon's Board of Directors since 2018
Independent of the company and significant shareholders

Career history:

Starkitect Studio, Founder and Principal since 2008 
PrimeMed Realty LLC, Co-Founder and Principal since 2017 
STA Architectural Group, Senior Project Manager, 2005–2008 
Ford Farewell Mills & Gatsch Architects, 2001–2005 

Mr Andrea Orlandi, member of the Board of Directors of Citycon Oyj since 2014, elected to resign from the Board as of 26 April 2021
Ms Ariella Zochovitzky, member of the Board of Directors of Citycon Oyj since 2009, elected to resign from the Board as of 1 July 2021