Chief Executive Officer
Jean-Pierre Hanin joined Cofinimmo in February 2018 and holds several offices in Cofinimmo group subsidiaries. He has a Law degree from the KUL (Catholic University of Leuven). He also holds a Master's degree in Tax Management from the Solvay Business School and a LL.M from Georgetown University. He started his career as a business attorney and subsequently joined several international groups in which he assumed financial and management positions, including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Lhoist group, global leader in lime and dolomite. More recently, he was Chief Financial Officer then manager of the Building Performance division of the construction materials group Etex. His functions led him to operate in various regions around the world for over 20 years, and engage in both consolidation and development activities.
Chief Financial Officer
Jean Kotarakos joined Cofinimmo in June 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. Mr Kotarakos holds a degree in commercial engineering from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), where he has taught in its Executive Programme in Real Estate since 2010. He oversees Accounting, Communication & IR, Control, IT, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Treasury & Project Finance. He also holds several offices in subsidiaries of the Cofinimmo group. He has held numerous financial positions in various companies during his career. After working for KPMG and D’Ieteren for approximately ten years, he joined Aedifica, where he was Chief Financial Officer from 2007 to May 2018.
Chief Corporate Affairs and Secretary General
Françoise Roels joined Cofinimmo in August 2004. She is a Law graduate (RUG 1984), candidate in Philosophy (RUG 1984), and holds a Master's degree in Taxation (Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Fiscales 1986). She is in charge of the company's general secretariat and its compliance and risk management functions. She is also responsible for matters involving shareholders and relations with the Belgian financial oversight authorities. She also supervises the company's ESG, Tax, Governance, Information management, Legal and Human Ressources departments. She also holds several offices in subsidiaries of the Cofinimmo group. Before joining Cofinimmo, Françoise Roels worked for the Loyens law firm, for Euroclear/JP Morgan and for the Belgacom group. Her previous responsabilities covered tax affairs and corporate governance.
Chief Operating Officer Offices & Real Estate Development
Yeliz Bicici joined Cofinimmo as Property Manager in 2008, then as Area Manager and subsequently Development Manager, before becoming Head of Development in 2014. She assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer Offices & Real Estate Development in July 2018. She supervises the Development, Project Management, Offices and Distribution networks departments and also holds several offices in subsidiaries of the Cofinimmo group. She holds a dual Master's degree in Real Estate (KUL 2009 and University of Antwerp 2012) and completed post-graduate training in energy engineering (UGent) and financial analysis. Before joining Cofinimmo, she worked for Robelco from 2001 to 2008 and for Uniway prior to 2001.
Chief Operating Officer Healthcare
Sébastien Berden joined Cofinimmo in 2004, first as Investor Relations Officer, then as Development Manager Healthcare, and Head of Healthcare, a position he held from 2011 to 2018. He served as Chief Operating Officer Healthcare since July 2018 and oversees the Healthcare department. He holds several offices in subsidiaries of the Cofinimmo group. He is also a director in Aldea Group SA/NV and SCI Foncière CRF. He holds a Master's degree in Applied Economics from the University of Antwerp. He also pursued post-graduate training in financial analysis and completed a Leadership Development Programme at Harvard Business School. In addition, he holds a post-graduate degree in Hospital and Care Management from the UCL. He started his career in 1998 at KPMG as financial auditor and Corporate Finance Consultant.