Westfield owner appoints group chief executive


The owner of the Westfield shopping centre chain has appointed Jean-Marie Tritant as group chief executive.

Jean-Marie Tritant

Mr Tritant will join Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield on 1 January as chairman of the management board and group chief executive. He succeeds Christophe Culliver.

During a transition phase, starting today (19 November), Mr Tritant, most recently the group’s US boss, will take over the position of group chief operating officer.

Léon Bressler, chairman of the supervisory board of URW SE, said: “A transition phase is beginning for URW. I am delighted that Christophe Cuvillier has agreed to lead it for the Group. His long experience as CEO, particularly during the ongoing health and economic crisis, will be very valuable. I am convinced that Jean-Marie will lead the company with great success.”

Jean-Marie Tritant, group chief operating officer, said: “URW is an exceptional company that I joined more than 20 years ago and is leader in its sector. I know that I can count on the Group’s teams, their talent and their energy. Thanks to them, we will be able to build on the Group’s future successes. I would like to commend the tireless work accomplished by Christophe Cuvillier at the helm of URW since 2013 and his commitment to ensure a smooth transition as from today.”

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