Helvetica Property: strengthens its corporate governance

Zurich, October 22, 2021 – Dr. Franziska Blindow-Prettl, recognized expert in finance and sustainability, has been newly elected to the Board of Directors of Helvetica Property Investors AG. Salman Baday and Lucas Schlageter are added to the Management Board.

Increased focus on sustainability on the board
As of November 1, 2021, Franziska Blindow-Prettl will join the Board of Directors, replacing Hans R. Holdener who will assume the role of CEO of the fund management company from November.

Ms. Blindow-Prettl is co-founder and CEO of Planet Power Finance AG, a company that finances green hydrogen projects and invests in companies along the green hydrogen value chain. She is the founder of PRETTL Impact Investing and has 25 years of experience in private equity, hedge funds, alternative investments as well as impact investment. From 2001 to 2006, she was Global Head of New Product Development at EIM, one of the world’s premier hedge funds. Over the next 9 years, she held various positions at LGT Capital Partners, most recently as Head of the LGT Family Office. Franziska Blindow-Prettl holds a Dr. oec. HSG from the University of St. Gallen and an MBA in finance and accounting from the same institution.

“In Ms. Blindow-Prettl we have acquired a proven specialist in finance and sustainability who optimally complements our business with her expertise. Along with the general growth strategy, the new corporate governance will focus on the company’s sustainable development strategy “, says Hans Ueli Keller, Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Significantly strengthened management board
The Management Board will be completed by Salman Baday, Head Sales, and Lucas Schlageter, Head Asset Management, as of November 1. Salman Baday has extensive experience in institutional sales as well as investment advice. Lucas Schlageter has many years of experience in asset management in the real estate industry as well as in the financial industry. As of November 1, the executive management will be composed of Hans R. Holdener (CEO), Peter R. Vogel (CFO), Salman Baday (new Head Sales and Marketing) and Lucas Schlageter (new Head Portfolio Management). Peer Kocur (Head Investment Management) completes the governance as a member of the Extended Management Board.

“I am extremely happy that Salman Baday and Lucas Schlageter are joining the Management Board. With this strengthened leadership, we will successfully pursue our growth strategy as well as the expansion of our investment products ”, comments Hans R. Holdener.

About Helvetica
Helvetica Property Investors AG is a leading real estate fund management company and asset management company. We deliver lasting value to our clients through active, long-term ownership of safe and stable real estate investments. With a fully integrated real estate investment platform, we are able to provide both standardized investment products and personalized investment plans. We pride ourselves on our long-standing reputation for exceptional customer service and dedication to responsible ownership. Our firm is authorized and regulated by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA.

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