Beñat Ortega joined Klépierre in November 2012 as Deputy COO before being promoted to COO in November 2016. Earlier in his career, he held various positions over nine years with the Unibail-Rodamco group, including in the investment and asset management departments of the Offices division.
Aged 39, Beñat Ortega is a graduate of École Centrale Paris.
Jean-Marc Jestin, Chairman of the Klépierre Executive Board, said: “This appointment is the logical next step in Beñat’s career at Klépierre, a career during which his contribution to the Group’s transformation and operating performance has been decisive. As a member of Klépierre’s Executive Board, he will continue to focus on operating excellence, which is the driving force for our model, while exploring new sustainable ways of addressing the deep-seated changes in the retail sector, continuing to transform our shopping malls into places to Shop. Meet. Connect.® and to roll out our Act for Good® strategy.”