The Supervisory Board of IMMOFINANZ AG will propose the finance and real estate experts Dorothée Deuring, Gayatri Narayan, Michael Mendel and Stefan Guetter to its shareholders for election to the Supervisory Board at the 28th Ordinary Shareholders’ Meeting on 19 October 2021. Christian Böhm and Nick van Ommen will terminate their long-term membership in the Supervisory Board of IMMOFINANZ.
The nominations of the new candidates are the result of an extensive selection procedure which was carried out in cooperation with external specialists based on a skills matrix for the Supervisory Board. This ensures constant availability of the necessary, broad-based expertise for the Supervisory Board to optimally exercise its tasks in the interests of the company and shareholders. The Supervisory Board of IMMOFINANZ will thus be increased to six capital representatives again.
“With their expertise in the finance and real estate sectors as well as their long-standing international experience, Dorothée Deuring, Gayatri Narayan, Michael Mendel and Stefan Guetter will optimally complement the Supervisory Board of IMMOFINANZ and accompany IMMOFINANZ along the growth course it has been pursuing successfully”, Bettina Breiteneder, Chairwoman of the Supervisory Board, comments on the choice of candidates and adds: “I am particularly pleased that we have been able to win over two women who ideally fulfil the requirement profile. If they are elected, we will have full gender diversity with an equal number of women and men among the capital representatives in the Supervisory Board and, consequently, one of the best diversity ratios among all listed companies included in the Austrian ATX.”
Christian Böhm and Nick J. M. van Ommen will terminate their membership in the Supervisory Board after 11 resp. 13 years at their own request. “We would like to thank Christian Böhm and Nick van Ommen for their commitment and long-standing support of IMMOFINANZ”, says Bettina Breiteneder.
Profiles of the candidates for election to the Supervisory Board of IMMOFINANZ
Dorothée Deuring (53) is an independent corporate finance advisor and member of a number of supervisory boards of international listed companies and has extensive experience in corporate governance, capital markets and corporate finance. Prior to starting her own business in 2014, she held management positions at UBS AG Europe, Bankhaus SAL. OPPENHEIM JR. & CIE and F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG.
Gayatri Narayan (35) is a financial expert rooted in the real estate sector. During her career to date she has implemented several M&A projects and cross-border transactions in the CEE region, the Middle East and Africa. Most recently, Ms. Narayan, a British citizen, worked for Deutsche Bank AG in London.
Michael Mendel (64) has long-standing management and supervisory board experience in the banking and finance sector. Among others, he was a member of the Management Boards of Bank Austria, HypoVereinsbank and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Österreichische Volksbanken AG and immigon portfolioabbau AG. He currently serves as Chairman of the Supervisory Boards of the state-owned wind-down company HETA Asset Resolution and COFAG, the COVID-19 financing agency of the Austrian Republic. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Bausparkasse Wüstenrot and a member of the Investment Committee of Österreichische Beteiligungs AG ÖBAG.
Stefan Guetter (52) has long-standing international experience in the finance and real estate sector and possesses extensive strategic know-how. Mr. Guetter started his career at the investment bank Merrill Lynch & Co Inc., where he held different management positions. Subsequently he worked for Dresdner Kleinwort, Aybrook Financial Partners Ltd and Akademia Residenz Berlin. Since 2019, he has been a partner and General Manager of London-based Gemcorp Capital LLT.