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Westfield appoints new Group Chief Executive

Tom Shearsmith
19 November 2020

Shopping centre owner Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) has appointed Jean-Marie Tritant as Chairman of the management board and Group Chief Executive.

At its meeting of November 18, 2020, the Supervisory Board confirmed Tritant will succeed Christophe Cuvillier on 1 January 1 2021.

During a transition phase starting today, 19 November 2020, Tritant will hold the position of Group Chief Operating Officer.

Tritant joined Westfield in 1997 as a project manager, before later becoming President of the group’s US division.

Christophe Cuvillier, Chairman of the Management Board of URW, said: “During this transition phase, I will work as always to protect the Group and help it go through this major crisis. I wish every success in his new position to Jean-Marie Tritant, with whom I have worked for close to 10 years.

"I wish that the Group continues to nurture its spirit of innovation and pursues an ambition commensurate with the quality of its teams and assets. I would like here to pay tribute to all those with whom I have had the honour of working to develop URW.”

Jean-Marie Tritant, Group Chief Operating Officer, added: “This appointment is for me an immense honour and I fully appreciate the trust that has been placed in me. URW is an exceptional company that I joined more than 20 years ago and is leader in its sector.

"I know that I can count on the Group’s teams, their talent and their energy. Thanks to them, we will be able to build on the Group's future successes. I would like to commend the tireless work accomplished by Christophe Cuvillier at the helm of URW since 2013 and his commitment to ensure a smooth transition as from today.”

Westfield recently announced a €9.0+ billion reset plan to strengthen its balance sheet and increase financial flexibility to execute its long-term strategy.

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