Istanbul/Amsterdam, 27 August 2018
Multi announces new management board Multi Turkey and appoints Pınar Yalçınkaya Hacaoğlu as the new CEO
Multi Corporation is pleased to announce the new management board of Multi Turkey. As of 1 September, Pınar Yalçınkaya Hacaoğlu will be Chief Executive Officer. She succeeds Patrick van Dooyeweert, Managing Director since 2014, who will now be able to fully focus on his responsibilities as CDO/CIO of Multi Corporation. Antoine Mocachen has been appointed as Chief Operational Officer. He was previously Senior Director Asset Management. Lucien Smits has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer and succeeds Michiel Wolters, who will replace Lucien Smits as Financial Director of Multi Ireland.
Mrs. Yalçınkaya Hacaoğlu has over 19 years’ experience in leasing, asset management and shopping centre management, acquisition, development and redevelopment. She previously worked for Bilkent Holding, where she was responsible for the development of various shopping centres. In 2006, she joined ECE Turkey, where she held several positions and was appointed CEO in 2017. Mr. Smits has a broad range of experience in the commercial real estate industry, especially in corporate finance, managerial finance, accounting, and asset management. Mr. Mocachen has over 20 years’ experience in real estate development, asset management and property management in the shopping centre industry in the CEE region and Turkey for major players such as the Simon Property Group. Both Mr. Smits and Mr. Mocachen joined Multi in 2017.
Josip Kardun, CEO Multi Corporation said: “I am extremely pleased that Pinar has agreed to join our Turkish business. Her years of experience on various fronts in the Turkish shopping centre sector and her knowledge of the Turkish market in general make her the perfect person to strengthen our new management team in a key country for Multi. I look forward to working with the team to deliver even more value for our many Turkish tenants and the millions of shoppers who visit our centres in the country. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Patrick van Dooyeweert for his tireless efforts over the past four years.”