#SMARTCITY: REINVENTING TOMORROW’S CITIES
We are proud to announce that five Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield team members have been recognized by the Institut Choiseul among the 200 French leaders under 40 who reinvent and transform our cities every day.
Marilyne Mesiano (Director of Leasing - Retail France), Géraldine Neyret-Gleizes (Former Director of Operating Management - Retail France), Charles Watine (Director of Investments - Offices France) and Pablo Nakhlé Cerruti (CEO of Viparis) were recognized in the Retail, Hospitality and Mobility category ; Bruno Donjon de Saint Martin (Managing Director Offices France, Hotels and Mixed-Use projects Europe) in the Investors and Consulting category.
This comes as a recognition of our leadership in the sector, and of our purpose as a Group: creating extraordinary and sustainable places to Reinvent Being Together. We participate in shaping and improving the cities in which we are present and have a major influence on how people live, work, shop, connect and are entertained. We aim to provide a seamless online-offline shopping experience, in an entertaining, contemporary and eco-friendly environment. We intend to make positive contributions to the social, environmental and economic well-being of our communities. Since 2016, we take action for more sustainable cities through our ambitious CSR programme Better Places 2030.
The Institut Choiseul is an independent think-tank dedicated to the analysis of contemporary strategic issues and international economic questions. The Institut Choiseul publishes an annual ranking of the 100 French economic leaders of tomorrow, which also featured Pablo Nakhlé Cerruti in 2019. The third edition of the “Choiseul Ville de demain” (Tomorrow’s cities) ranking has been published on September 14, in partnership with Business Immo.
|Marilyne Mesiano joined the Group in 2006 as an analyst, before being promoted Director of Operations – Retail France. In 2011, she joined Club Méditerranée, in charge of real estate development in Southern Europe, before being promoted to VP Development Americas. She moved back to the Group in 2016 as Director of Leasing - Retail France. Marilyne Mesiano graduated from EM Lyon and Madrid Complutense University.
|Bruno Donjon de Saint Martin joined the Group in 2005 as an analyst, before moving into Programme Management. In 2007, he joined the Offices department as Director of Investments. In 2010, he became Director of Retail Development, before moving back to Offices as Deputy Director. In 2013, he was promoted to Managing Director - Offices France, and in 2018, Managing Director Offices France, Hotels and Mixed-Use projects Europe. Bruno Donjon de Saint Martin graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
|Géraldine Neyret-Gleizes joined the Group in 2007, in the Investments team of the Offices department. In 2011, she moved into Development as Programme Director for the So Ouest shopping centre. In 2013, she was promoted to Director of Investments – Offices. She joined the Retail department in 2017 as Director of Operations – Retail France. Géraldine Neyret-Gleizes left the Group in August 2020. She graduated from ESSEC Business School.
|Charles Watine joined the Group in 2008 as Investments Manager – Retail France, after two years at Lazard. In 2011, he became Director of Investments in Portugal, in charge of the Group’s expansion into new territories. In 2013, he was promoted to Director of Investments in Germany, in charge of restructuring the newly acquired portfolio. He became Director of Investments – Offices France in 2018. Charles Watine graduated from Neoma Business School.
|Pablo Nakhlé Cerruti started his career as Managing Director of Prometheus Foundation from 2007 to 2009. Then he became member of the private staff of Christine Lagarde, former French Finance minister, as speechwriter from 2009 to 2011. He joined Unibail-Rodamco in 2011 as Director of Communications and Institutional Relations. In September 2014, he was appointed Executive Director of Viparis, then Chief Operating Officer in January 2018. He is also town councilor of the city of Saint-Malo since April 2014. Pablo Nakhlé Cerruti graduated from Sciences-Po Strasbourg and from Ecole de Guerre Economique.