Beñat Ortega will be appointed Chief Executive Officer of Gecina on April 21, 2022. He will take the position over from Méka Brunel, Director and Chief Executive Officer, whose term of office is scheduled to expire, in accordance with the bylaws, at the end of the General Meeting on April 21, 2022.
Beñat Ortega, 41 years old and École Centrale Paris alumni, is currently a member of the Executive Board, Chief Operating Officer and a corporate officer with Klépierre, a leading European listed retail real estate company with a 22 billion euro portfolio. He joined Klépierre in 2012, and since then he has lead its operational activities. He has and played a key role in its transformation through the portfolio’s refocusing around 120 leading shopping malls and an ambitious value creation and cash flow growth strategy. He previously spent nine years in Paris with the Office teams of the listed group Unibail-Rodamco.