Member of the Board of Directors
Prof. Dr. Artur Stefan Kirsten was born in 1961 in Berlin, Germany.
He serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Vonovia SE (former “Deutsche Annington SE”) where he has been a member of the Management Board since January 1st, 2011. He was Member of the Board of Directors of Jerónimo Martins SGPS SA 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 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 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 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 since 2001.
He has been a Non-Executive Director of the Company since 9 April 2015.