The Executive Board is in charge of Klépierre’s operational management and calls on the expertise and experience of the members of the Executive Committee.
Chairman of the Executive Board
Prior to his appointment as Chairman of the Executive Board, Jean-Marc Jestin served as Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Klépierre Executive Board since October 18, 2012. Previously, he held a number of positions in real estate companies. He was notably Chief Financial Officer and then Chief Operating Officer of the pan-European platform Simon Ivanhoe from 1999 to 2007. He then joined Unibail Rodamco’s International team, acting as Deputy Chief Investment Officer in charge of acquisitions, sales and M&A transactions. Jean-Marc Jestin started his career in 1991 at Arthur Andersen in an Audit function, where he contributed to the development of the Real Estate Practice.
Jean-Marc Jestin, age 48, is a graduate of the HEC Paris business school.
Deputy CEO – Member of the Executive Board
Jean-Michel Gault has served as Deputy CEO of Klépierre since January 1st, 2009. He has been a Member of the Executive Board since June 1st, 2005. Jean-Michel Gault joined Klépierre in 1998 as Chief Financial Officer, after a 10 years career in the Paribas Group. In 2009, his role was expanded to include the Office Property Division. He notably supervised Klépierre merger with Compagnie Foncière for which he was acting as Chief Financial Officer within the real estate investment division of Paribas. Previously, he was Head of Financial Services and then appointed Chief Financial Officer at Cogedim, a Paribas subsidiary at that time. Jean-Michel Gault began his career with GTM International (Vinci group) as a financial controller.
Jean-Michel Gault, age 56, is a graduate of the École Supérieure de Commerce de Bordeaux.