Alexander HODAC *
Chairman of the of the Executive Committee,
Chairman of the Investment Committee.
Before joining IMMOBEL as CEO in December 2015, he served as Chief Commercial Officer of the Belgian residential REIT Home Invest Belgium from 2013 till 2015. In this last function he was responsible for the entire acquisition and disposal process of existing assets/portfolios and development projects. He started his professional career at Deloitte Corporate Finance-Real Estate (2005-2013) after having obtained a degree in business engineering (Solvay/VUB).
* Mandate executed by the company AHO Consulting sprl, represented by Mr Alexander HODAC.
Marnix GALLE *
Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors,
Chairman of the Nomination Committee,
Member of the Executive Committee,
Member of the Investment Committee.
Since its creation in 2001, he was CEO of Allfin Group, a leading real estate developer in the Belgian and Luxembourg markets, until its merger with IMMOBEL on June 29th 2016, date on which he became its majority shareholder and Executive Chairman of the company, the largest property development group listed in Belgium. He also is Chair of Urban Land Institute in Belgium. Having completed his schooling in the United States of America (High School Degree from Indian Springs High School in Birmingham, Alabama), he earned his University degree in Economics as a Major at Tulane University (New Orleans, Louisiana). He began his professional career in 1987 at Cegos Belgium as a consultant and made his first steps in real estate as of 1989 (family portfolio).
* Mandate executed by the company A³ Management bvba, represented by Mr Marnix GALLE.
Valery AUTIN *
Chief Financial Officer.
Before joining IMMOBEL in February 2016, he worked for the real estate investor Teychené Finance, in charge of research, purchasing and financing of real estate assets in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (since November 2012). After studying at the Solvay Business School (1996-2001) and having obtained a degree in Finance & Business Administration, he began his professional career with Arthur Andersen (which became Deloitte afterwards). In early 2008 he returned to Deloitte (after an interlude at CFE, as Chief Financial Officer of the division "International Real Estate", responsible for legal and financial structuring of real estate transactions) and became Senior Manager in charge of clients in the real estate sector and the development of the business line "Real Estate Services". Between January 2010 and October 2012 he was Chief Financial Officer and member of the Executive Committee of Ascensio. Since September 2010, he was also assistant of the course "Advanced Accounting" at the Solvay Business School.
* Mandate executed by the company Val U Invest sprl, represented by Mr Valéry AUTIN.
Nicolas BILLEN *
Head of Development.
Has joined IMMOBEL in September 2015, after an interlude of a few months (creation and launching of an internet start-up) especially allowing him to discover a new sector of activity and to complete his financial knowledge. Before, he worked for Allfin Group for nearly 7 years, first as commercial director, afterwards as development director. After his candidacies in Economic, Social and Politic Sciences at the Université Catholique de Louvain (2002), he pursued his studies at EPHEC and obtained his Bachelor in Marketing in 2004. Afterwards, he acquired a first rewarding experience in real estate as Junior Account Manager at King Sturge and joined Jones Lang LaSalle in 2004 as Account Manager. He left JLL in 2008 as Key Account Manager after having contributed to the reinforcement of the visibility of the departments “Office Agency” and “Investment” on the market.
* Mandate executed by the company Pride Rock Belgium sprl, represented by Mr Nicolas BILLEN.
Hilde DE VALCK *
Head of Project Structuring & Financing.
Joins IMMOBEL since the merger with Allfin Group in June 2016. In 2009, she became Chief Financial Officer at Allfin Group. She is Master in Commercial and Financial Sciences (EHSAL) and graduated from the «lnternational Management Program » of the Vlerick Business School; she started her career in 1986 at VGD Auditors. Afterwards she was, for more than 15 years, Financial Manager, then Chief Financial Officer at Group Staels, a group internationally active in the textile and clothing industry.
* Mandate executed by the company DV Consulting, H. De Valck Comm.V, represented by Mrs Hilde DE VALCK.
CEO IMMOBEL LUXEMBOURG.
He began his career in the banking sector (BACOB, 1994-1995) before joining the real estate sector at Intermarché where he contributed to the expansion of the brand in Wallonia (1995-1996). In 1997, he joined Jones Lang LaSalle where he was Head of the Office Agency Department for Belgium (1997-2005) before becoming Managing Director of the Luxembourg offices of the group (2005-2011). In 2010, he combined this function with that of Head of Capital Markets for Belux. He left JLL in late 2011 to join ALLFIN as CEO of the Luxembourg entity. He owns a degree in Applied Economics (ULG, 1988-1992) and an MBA (ULG & Maastricht University, 1993-1994).
Sophie GRULOIS *
Head of Legal Services.
She joined IMMOBEL further to the merger with ALLFIN Group in June 2016; she served as legal counsel of the latest since 2013. Previously, she worked for 2 years at PwC - Financial Services & Real Estate (FSRE) and acquired her experience in real estate at Goodman where she worked for more than 7 years as in-house lawyer. She started her career at the bar and worked for Freshfields for 2 years. She obtained her law degree at the KUL and has a LL.M. in “International Business Law” from King’s College London.
* Mandate executed by the company SG Management bvba, represented by Ms Sophie GRULOIS.
CEO IMMOBEL POLAND.
He joined the Group in 2011 as head of our Polish subsidiary (Head of IMMOBEL Poland) and is Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Prior to joining IMMOBEL, he has worked, since 1999, for Knight Frank and DTZ, specializing in the office sector, and from 2005, he was General Manager in charge with the Polish operations of the Austrian based investment fund Europolis (now CA Immo). He holds a Master degree from Warsaw University in International Relations and a Postgraduate degree in Property Valuation from Warsaw Technical University.
Sandrine JACOBS *
Head of Marketing and Communications.
She has joined IMMOBEL further to the merger with ALLFIN in June 2016, where she was in charge of Marketing and Communications department since January 2015. In 2007 she integrated the real estate sector by joining the stock listed developer Atenor Group, which then began its large-scale projects and created for them its Marketing & Communications department, Corporate and projects identity. After obtaining her degree in Economic, Political and Social sciences at UCL (1997), she began her career in the field of advertising, managing for 10 years of major accounts within Publicis and DDB agencies.
* Mandate executed by the company Happybizz sprl, represented by Mrs Sandrine JACOBS.
Joëlle MICHA *
Head of Corporate Affairs.
She joined the Group in 2000 as Company Secretary of the real estate investment trust Cibix. Then, since 2007, Head of Corporate Affairs and Compliance Officer of IMMOBEL. Prior she worked as a Lawyer for Loeff Claeys Verbeke (currently Allen & Overy), as an authorised agent in a private bank (Bank Delen), and at the FSMA (formerly BFIC) in the Markets Supervision department. She holds a Master in Law (UCL), a Master in Taxation (HEC-Liège), she also obtained the “Certified European Financial Analyst” qualification (ABAF) and is Member of the IPI (Owner, Broker and Trustee). She is a Company Director in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
* Mandate executed by the company JOMI sprl, represented by Mrs Joëlle MICHA.
Rudi OP ‘T ROODT *
Head of Technical Department.
He joined ALLFIN in 2013 as Head of Technical Department. Since the merger with ALLFIN, he is responsible for the technical management and smooth development of all projects of IMMOBEL. He started his career at Van Roey SA (General Contractor), where, as Project Manager, he was responsible for the execution of large construction projects (industrial, hospitals, offices, hotels ...). In 1996, he became Director of the company Vernibouw / Eribel active in the finishing of buildings. In 2006, after more than 19 years in the field of construction, he joined the real estate sector: first at CIP and CIP Luxembourg (Project Director), and later Project T & T (Operational Director). He has a Civil Engineer Training (KUL 1987).
* Mandate executed by the company 2Build Consultancy bvba, represented by Mr Rudi op ‘t ROODT.
Karim ZOUAOUI *
Head of Business Development.
He served since 2013, until the absorption by IMMOBEL in June 2016, as Head of Development at ALLFIN, where he made acquisitions and major developments in Brussels and Flanders. Before he was responsible for 5 years of the new acquisitions and expansion of Ghelamco Group in Belgium. He made his first professional experience at Cetelem, specialized in consumer credit (BNP Paribas). After that, he worked over 12 years in the telecomsector where he held various management positions, specializing in the management of retail channels (wholesale distribution), B2C and Trade Marketing. He is a member of RICS and completed his degrees in marketing (RIHO, Brugge), business economics (VLEKHO, Brussels) and sales management (EHSAL, Brussels) with a Post Graduate in real estate expertise at Solvay Business School (ULB, Brussels).
* Mandate executed by the company K2 Concept bvba, represented by Mr Karim ZOUAOUI.
Olivier XHONNEUX *
Head of Landbanking.
He joined IMMOBEL in 2012 as Operations and Project Manager with the aim of developing and optimizing the activities of the “Lanbanking” department of the Group. In this context, he helped to develop a new strategy and targeted marketing tools for the Landbanking Department. Passionated about real estate and landbanking, he started his career at Redevco (1996-2002) as a Business lawyer in real estate management and real estate development. He then managed the project development of shopping malls by Foruminvest (2002-2010) and by City Mall (2010-2012). He holds a Master in Law (UCL), a certificate in European and International Law (Leiden - NL), and followed the program “Executive Programme en Immobilier” at the Solvay Business School. He is also a member of IPI.
* Mandate executed by the company Avimore SPRL.