VIA Outlets has appointed Otto Ambagtsheer as Chief Executive Officer. Otto previously held the role of Chief Operating Officer and joined the company in September 2018. VIA Outlets was established in 2014 to acquire and manage existing outlet centres across Europe. It grew its portfolio to 11 centres across nine European countries in leading tourist locations, making it the fastest-growing owner-operator of outlets in Europe. In 2018, its total portfolio brand sales amounted to €1.07bn and saw over 30 million guests visit its centres.
Otto Ambagtsheer, CEO, commented: “Our half-year results once again prove the successful execution of our strategy, as well as the resilience of the outlet market. As we enter the second half of 2019, we are delighted to have a strengthened senior management team in place which is vital to delivering VIA Outlets’ continued success and ambition for the future.”