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A. Stefan Kirsten

Member of the Board of Directors

Artur Stefan Kirsten is a German national and took his master degree in Business Economics and Informatics, from 1981 to 1986, at the FernUniversität Hagen and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

In 1991, he took his doctorate, followed by the Stanford Executive Program with the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University (USA).

Since 1995 he has been teaching at different universities in Germany and abroad. Artur Stefan Kirsten has been appointed to a professorship with the Westfaelische University in Gelsenkirchen (Germany) since 2001.

He served as chief financial officer of Vonovia SE (former Deutsche Annington SE) between 2011 and 2018, where he was a member of the Management Board since 1 January 2011.

Currently, he has various non-executive directorships, including the chairmanship of Adler Group S A and is a co-founder of Monarch, a British/German specialized service company. He is also managing director of ASK – Consult GmbH.

He was a member of the Company’s Board of Directors from April 2010 to February 2011, and he is currently a board member at Sociedade Francisco Manuel dos Santos BV.

His previous positions were as chief executive officer (CEO) of Majid Al Futtaiim Group LLC, a real estate development company focusing mainly on real estate, retail and ventures in the United Arab Emirates, and chief financial officer (CFO) of Metro AG and ThyssenKrupp AG in Germany.

He has been a Non-Executive Director of the Company since 9 April 2015.