ING Real Estate has appointed Maria de Rivera as Country Manager, Investment Management Italy, effective 19 November 2007. Maria will be responsible for the office in Milan and will also fulfil the role of Fund Director of the ING Retail Property Partnership Southern Europe and the ING Real Estate Italian Retail Fund.
Maria joins ING Real Estate from UBS Real Estate where she is currently leading their Italian operations, which she launched in 2004 as Director and Head of Acquisitions, Italy. Before joining UBS, she worked for Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds in Italy. Maria has an MBA from INSEAD Fontainebleau (France).
"We are delighted that Maria de Rivera will be joining our investment management practice in Italy. Her solid expertise will help us continue to grow and build our Italian operation as well as manage our diversifying funds in the region," said Pieter Hendrikse, CEO ING Real Estate Investment Management Europe.
Source: ING Real Estate