Christian Delaire

Christian Delaire

Independent Non-executive Director

Chair of the Nominating and Remuneration Committee
Member of the Audit and Risk Committee

Mr Delaire has more than 25 years of experience in the investment management and real estate sectors.

After a first experience with KPMG audit as financial and accounting auditor, Mr Delaire joined AXA Real Estate in 1994. From 1994 to 2009, Mr Delaire held various roles throughout the organisation including Head of Asset Management France, Global Head of Corporate Finance and Global Chief Investment Officer. In 2009, Mr Delaire joined AEW Europe, a real estate fund management company in Europe, as Chief Executive Officer, where he managed the Company from 2009 to 2014. Under Mr Delaire’s management, AEW Europe’s asset under management grew from €16.7 billion to €18.0 billion. From 2014 to 2016, Mr Delaire also acted as the Global Chief Executive Officer of Generali Real Estate, where he was responsible for the overall strategic vision and management of the firm and its €28 billion worth of assets.

Mr Delaire is currently Senior Advisor to Foncière Atland, a real estate development, investment and asset management company listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange. He is also an Independent Director of Covivio SA, a REIT listed on Euronext Paris Stock Exchange.

Mr Delaire holds a Master of Science in Management from the ESSEC Business School in Paris.