Patrizia expands management board with tech and HR roles

Listed German property investor Patrizia has added three members to its management board in a sign of commitment to the importance of innovation, digitalisation and human resources in driving growth at the company.

Alexander Betz, who has led Patrizia’s digitalisation programme for the last two years, will assume the role of chief digitalisation officer (CDO); Manuel Käsbauer, who currently leads the Technology & Innovation team, will become chief technology & innovation officer (CTIO); while Simon Woolf, who heads Patrizia’s global HR function, will take the role of chief human resources officer (CHRO).

The other management board members are Wolfgang Egger (CEO), Karim Bohn (CFO), Anne Kavanagh (CIO) and Klaus Schmitt, who will refocus his role as chief governance, risk and operating officer (COO).

Patrizia said the new executive set-up will ‘advance its future-proof platform’ and ‘accelerate the adoption of new technologies to enhance its client experience’.

‘With our extended management board, we accelerate our strategic development and innovations. At the same time, we further strengthen operational excellence and client-centricity through a strong complementary operational board,’ said CEO and founder Egger.

He added: ‘The supervisory board of Patrizia AG shares our view that digitalisation, technology & innovation as well as HR are strategic key competencies to make our Patrizia platform even more attractive for our growing client base. We will leverage digitalisation and innovation to significantly enhance our client experience through smart IT. In addition, we will further streamline processes, speed-up decision-making and ensure consistent execution across the whole organisation to serve our clients best.’

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