Jean-Christophe Bretxa (50) will join METRO Group Asset Management as Regional Manager West Europe on July 1, 2011. Mr. Bretxa is coming from Redevco, the international retail property company, where he has been Managing Director in charge of the property business in France and Switzerland.
In 2010, METRO Group Asset Management introduced a new structure with seven regions with the aim of aligning the property management activities more closely to the operating business needs of the sales divisions in the individual countries.
Jean-Christophe Bretxa started his career in commerce in 1988 as Director Property Services at the French retailer Printemps, with responsibility for developing retail properties in France, Portugal, Turkey, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. From 1995 to 1997, he worked for the French supermarket chain Continent (Promodes), where he was in charge of the planning and development of retail properties in France and Turkey.
In 1997, Mr. Bretxa moved to Carrefour, where he held various senior management posts in the international property business, finally reaching the position of Global Head of Real Estate. In 2005, Mr. Bretxa took on the function of Head of Third Party Fund Management at Axa Reim, with overall responsibility for 12 real estate funds.
Source: METRO Group Asset Management