Prague/Amsterdam, 27 May 2015
Multi announces departure of Ronald Dasbach
Ronald Dasbach has decided to leave Multi after more than 23 years with the company. Since the launch of Multi’s activities in Central Europe in 2002, Ronald Dasbach has been responsible for the development and realisation of various large-scale (city centre) retail projects in his role as Multi’s Managing Director for Development in Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to this, he was Commercial Director Netherlands and was responsible for the commercial aspects and leasing of various city centre developments, including Amsterdam’s Kalvertoren and the Beursplein in Rotterdam. He then moved on to further develop Multi’s European leasing strategy as International Retail Director. Dasbach will remain involved with Multi as an external consultant and will provide support for Multi’s Managing Director for Central and Eastern Europe Brian Jenkins in the realisation of the largest retail development in Poland, Forum Gdansk, in Gdansk’s city centre. The project will be completed in late 2017.
Jaap Blokhuis, CEO, Multi Corporation: “During his long career at Multi, Ronald Dasbach spent thirteen years spearheading the company’s successful development activities in Central Europe. We have now reached the shared conclusion that the market for project development is approaching saturation point and the emphasis is increasingly shifting towards managing and redeveloping existing retail centres. We owe Ronald a debt of gratitude for his major contribution to the company’s growth over the years and we are delighted that he will continue to apply his years of experience in bringing the Forum Gdansk project to a successful conclusion.”
Ronald Dasbach: “Multi’s business model has changed and the company is now more focused on asset management than on development. As a result, this is a logical time to take this step. I would like to thank Multi for the opportunities it has offered me and the confidence and trust it has shown in me. I have had the pleasure and good fortune to work with highly-skilled, inspiring colleagues on high profile projects and look forward to continuing our collaboration in a different way in the future.’’