Paris, France, January 7, 2019

Two new appointments for Gecina

Cyril Mescheriakoff joined Gecina on January 2, 2019 as Executive Director Risks and Internal Audit. As a member of the Executive Committee, he will report to Méka Brunel, Chief Executive Officer.


An HEI engineer, Cyril Mescheriakoff, 46, began his career in 1996 with IBM, which he joined as a Digital Innovation Project Manager. Alongside this, he completed his training with a master’s in business administration from IAE, before moving into consulting with Price Waterhouse Coopers from 1999 to 2005, where he was Senior Manager in charge of Operational Strategy for the financial services sector. In 2006, he joined the investment banking arm of Société Générale, where he held several sales and management roles, before being appointed Head of Group Internal Audit for Capital Markets and Asset Management in 2014.

Cyril Mescheriakoff brings 22 years of finance and internal audit experience to continue building on the approach launched by Gecina to strengthen integrated risk management across all its activities.


Sabine Hillenmeyer also joined Gecina on January 2, 2019 as Innovation Director. As a member of the Management Committee, she will report to Sabine Desnault, Executive Director R&D, Innovation and CSR.


A French-American national, Sabine Hillenmeyer, 52, is an HEC graduate and brings 30 years’ experience in strategy, mergers and acquisitions, B2B innovation and marketing, particularly in the industrial sector.

After starting out in her career with Bain&Co, in 1993 she joined the Lafarge Group, with which she spent seven years in France then 12 years in the US. She held various functional management positions, including Senior Vice President Group Marketing and Innovation, as well as operational management roles, notably as General Manager of a Lafarge North America division. In 2015, she moved to the investment bank Messier, Maris & Associés as Senior Advisor, before joining the digital strategy advisory firm Kea-Euclyd as Partner Industry in 2017.

This latest appointment will further strengthen the organization of the R&D, Innovation and CSR Division, led by Sabine Desnault, with the creation of the Innovation Division, under Sabine Hillenmeyer’s responsibility, and the CSR Division, entrusted to Nicolas Jandot. Nicolas Jandot has been heading up CSR projects since 2017 and will now be CSR Director and a member of the Group’s Management Committee.


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