Paris, France, June 27, 2018

New appointments within Gecina

Gecina is further strengthening its teams, welcoming on board an Executive Director R&D, Innovation and CSR and a Commercial Director for Offices.


Sabine Desnault will be joining Gecina as Executive Director R&D, Innovation and CSR from September 2018 and will be a member of the Executive Committee.

With a master’s in energy economics from IFP School and a master’s in real estate management from ESSEC, Sabine Desnault, 44, began her career with Renault in 1996, where she was notably Head of Real Estate Projects until 2008. She then moved to the Nexity Group as Sustainable Development Director and Innovation Coordinator, before joining Stimergy in 2015 as Executive Director Marketing and Development. In 2016, she founded Innawak, a business consultancy focused on local sustainable innovation and regional development.



Arnaud Violette will be joining Gecina as Commercial Director for Offices from July 19, 2018, reporting to Valérie Britay, Executive Director Offices. He will replace Vincent Moulard, who has chosen to take his career in a new direction.

He will be a member of the Management Committee and his core missions will include heading up the office portfolio lettings team, overseeing the lettings strategy for both the existing portfolio and projects, managing key accounts and developing Secondesk, Gecina’s coworking and flexible office offering.

With a master’s in economics from Université d’Aix-en-Provence and Louisiana State University (USA), Arnaud Violette, 47, started out in various management-level positions internationally, before building up almost 20 years’ experience in commercial property consulting. He notably worked for Jones Lang Lasalle and DTZ, before joining the BNP Paribas Real Estate Group in 2004 as Marketing Director. He was then Key Account Director for Cushman & Wakefield and, from 2010, the Nexity Group (Keops). From 2013, he developed Nexity’s coworking subsidiary Blue Office, serving as its CEO. From 2016, he was General Manager Business Development for Colliers International France.


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