Mileway appoints head of ESG and innovation

Pan-European last mile logistics real estate firm Mileway has appointed Julie Villet as head of ESG and innovation.

Reporting directly to CEO Emmanuel Van der Stichele, Villet will lead Mileway’s environmental, social and governance agenda, as well as cross-company strategic innovation initiatives.

Villet has significant experience in real estate, having spent nearly 16 years at publicly listed Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW), most recently as group director of innovation and marketing.

Before that, she held the role of group director of URW Lab and corporate social responsibility, where she led the launch and implementation of the group’s CSR strategy, Better Places 2030.

Prior to her senior, group level, roles at URW, Villet worked in a number of other areas in the business including the development team in France, operations in Sweden and the international leasing team in France. Julie started her career as an analyst in the group’s graduate training programme.

Said Van der Stichele: 'As a business that is committed to operating both responsibly and sustainably, we are delighted that Julie is joining our team to accelerate our ESG strategy and to help achieve the fulfilment of our goals in this important area.

'With Julie’s extensive best-in-class experience from the retail property sector and in innovation, we will continue to develop our customer focused approach which is transforming and professionalising our asset class.'