Atrium European Real Estate appoints Robert Bolier as Chief Financial Officer (CEE)

Robert has over 20 years experience in financial management and strategy at a number of leading global corporations. He joins Atrium from Meretec Ltd, where, since 2007, he was Chief Financial Officer, with overall responsibility for all aspects of financial management and strategy implementation.

Between 2000 and 2006 he held a number of senior management positions at Assa Abloy, the world's leading lock manufacturer with a turnover in excess of €3 bln, which is listed on the Swedish Stock Exchange. As divisional CFO for the EMEA region from 2003, he was responsible for all areas of financial management, budgeting, treasury, legal, shareholder relations and corporate governance affairs. He spent the previous three years as the Director of Corporate Finance.

Prior to this, Robert spent two years as EMEA Finance Director at Williams PLC, a FTSE 100 company, and four years at Blue Circle Industries PLC in various senior finance functions. Before working in industry, he spent four years as an Associate Director in corporate finance for Chase Manhattan Bank.

Robert is a Chartered Accountant, member of the ICAEW and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London.

Commenting on the appointment, Rachel Lavine, chief executive officer of Atrium, said: "Following an extensive search for the crucial role of Chief Financial Officer we are delighted to announce the appointment of Robert, who brings with him a wealth of experience. His well proven ability in financial management, strategic implementation, shareholder relations and corporate governance will be invaluable in helping Atrium grow. Additionally, his experience working for publicly listed companies will be particularly useful as we maintain the highest standards of corporate governance, investor relations and financial regulation."

"Robert's appointment as Chief Financial Officer completes the senior executive management platform for Atrium, following the recent appointments of Dominique Beghin as Chief Development Officer and Dr. Nils-Christian Hakert as Chief Operating Officer."

Robert Bolier, chief financial officer, added: "I am joining Atrium at an important time for the Company. Given current market conditions, it is more important than ever to maintain the highest standards of financial management and controls, budget implementation and financial reporting. I look forward to this very exciting challenge and to helping Atrium deliver on its strategy going forward."

Source: FD

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