Nehla Krir, Head of Sustainability and CSR. Image: BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management

BNP Paribas REIM appoints Nehla Krir as Head of Sustainability and CSR

BNP Paribas Real Estate Investment Management (REIM) announces the appointment of Nehla Krir as Head of Sustainability and CSR, effective from September 1, 2020. This position was recently created by BNP Paribas REIM in order to support and continue its ambitions in terms of Corporate & Social Responsibility and ESG integration.

With her new position as Head of Sustainability and CSR, Nehla Krir, 34 years old, will support the ambitions of BNP Paribas REIM in the operational deployment and monitoring of its sustainability strategy on a pan-European level.

She will be in charge of implementing this strategy on asset and fund levels with all business teams, to deliver positive impact to BNP Paribas REIM key stakeholders. She will also supervise projects regarding innovation and ESG integration at a pan-European level, with the aim of upholding BNP Paribas REIM’s commitments.

She will also work closely with Catherine Papillon, the BNP Paribas Real Estate Head of Sustainability & CSR.

Nehla brings to the role an excellent understanding of CSR and the real estate market. Throughout her career, she has had the opportunity to create and carry out projects related to CSR and ESG strategies for a range of international companies.

Before joining BNP Paribas REIM, Nehla worked as a real estate Senior Auditor for PwC Audit from 2008 to 2011, a Sustainability Manager for PwC Consulting from 2011 to 2014, Global Head of Sustainability from 2014 to 2018 and then as Business Transformation Officer for AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets from 2018 to 2020.

Recognized as an expert in CSR and ESG topics within the real estate market, Nehla took on the role of chairman of the ULI European Sustainability Council (2016-2018), which brings together European investors, occupiers, developers, public officials and academics with the goal of debating and exploring the best practices in sustainable development.

She holds a Masters in Civil Engineering with a major in Building Construction and Project Management & Sustainability that she gained from ESTP Engineering School in 2008.

Nathalie Charles, Deputy CEO of BNP Paribas Real Estate and Global Head of Investment Management commented, “We are really pleased that Nehla has joined our team. Her skills will be put to good use in her new role as she will help us put into practice our roadmap for 2020-2024. This roadmap aims to strengthen our CSR commitments so that by 2024 we will have integrated environmental and social responsibility into all of our businesses and European entities.”

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