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A. Stefan Kirsten

Member of the Board of Directors

Prof. Dr. Artur Stefan Kirsten was born in 1961 in Berlin, Germany.

He has been a Non-Executive Director of the Company since 9 April 2015, after having been a member of the Board of Directors of Jerónimo Martins SGPS SA between 10 April 2010 and February 2011. He is also a Board member at Sociedade Francisco Manuel dos Santos BV.

He is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vonovia Finance B.V. and a member of the Supervisory Board of Flaschenpost SE.

He served, between 1 January 2011 and May 2018, as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Vonovia SE (formerly “Deutsche Annington SE”).

His previous positions were as CEO of Majid Al Futtaiim Group LLC, a property development company, focused on real estate, retail and developments in the Emirates, and as Finance Director (CFO) of Metro AG and ThyssenKrupp AG in Germany.

Dr. Kirsten took his master’s degree in Business Economics and Informatics from 1981 to 1986 at the FernUniversität Hagen and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

In 1991 he has taken his Doctorate Degree (Dr. rer. Pol.) followed later by the Stanford Executive Program with the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University, in California. Since 1995 he has been teaching at different universities in Germany and abroad. Dr. Kirsten has been appointed to a professorship with the Westfaelische University in Gelsenkirchen in 2001.