Chief Executive Officer
Jean-Pierre Hanin joined Cofinimmo in February 2018 and holds several offices in subsidiaries of Cofinimmo group. 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. He then joined various international groups where he took up financial and management positions, among which 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 all over the world for over 20 years, and to carry out both consolidation and development activities.
Chief Financial Officer
Jean Kotarakos joined Cofinimmo in June 2018 as Chief Financial Officer. He holds a degree in commercial engineering from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management (ULB), where he has been teaching in the Executive Programme in Real Estate since 2010. He also holds several offices in subsidiaries of the Cofinimmo group. Jean Kotarakos supervises the Accounting, Communication & IR, Control, IT, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Treasury & Project Finance departments. He has hold numerous financial positions during his career in various companies. After working for approximately ten years for KPMG and D’Ieteren, 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 the compliance and risk management functions. She is also responsible for matters involving shareholders and relations with the Belgian financial control authorities. Besides, she supervises the company's ESG, Taxation, 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. She was responsible for tax affairs and corporate governance.
Chief Operating Officer Offices & Real Estate Development
Yeliz Bicici joined Cofinimmo in 2008, first as Property Manager, then Area Manager and finally Development Manager, before becoming Head of Development in 2014. Since July 2018, she has been Chief Operating Officer Offices & Real Estate Development. 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 double Master's degree in Real Estate (KUL 2009 and University of Antwerp 2012) and completed a post-graduate training in energy engineering (UGent) and financial analysis. Before joining Cofinimmo, she worked for Robelco from 2001 to 2008 and for Uniway until 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. Since July 2018, he is Chief Operating Officer Healthcare and supervises 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 followed a post-graduate training in financial analysis and completed a Leadership Development Programme at Harvard Business School. Moreover, he holds a post-graduate degree in Hospital and Care Management from UCL. He started his career in 1998 at KPMG successively as financial auditor and Corporate Finance Consultant.