– UK, London – Hammerson (LON: HMSO) today announced the appointment of Himanshu Raja to its Board of Directors as CFO and Executive Director on 26 April 2021, succeeding James Lenton who gave notice of his resignation in January 2021.
“Himanshu is an experienced CFO who brings a blend of strong financial, strategic and leadership qualities. On behalf of the Board, and all colleagues I look forward to welcoming him to the Company and benefitting from his insight and experience.” said CEO, Rita-Rose Gagné.
About Himanshu Raja
Himanshu Raja holds a law degree (LLB), is a Chartered Accountant, and was most recently CFO at Countrywide, from 2017 until its sale to Connells Ltd in March 2021. Before that, he had served as CFO at G4S plc, Misys plc, and Logica plc. His previous roles have seen Himanshu work across a range of sectors, developing extensive experience in transformation and debt and equity markets.
Himanshu Raja said: “I am excited to be joining Hammerson during this period of unprecedented change in the sector and look forward to supporting Rita-Rose as she leads on the strategic review of the business to create value going forwards”
Hammerson creates vibrant, continually evolving spaces, in and around thriving European cities, with a focus on flagship retail destinations and premium outlets. As of 31 Dec 2020, our portfolio of high-quality venues had a value of £6.3 billion and included 20 flagship destinations in thriving cities and investments in premium outlet villages through our partnership with Value Retail. Key retail venues include Bullring & Grand Central, Birmingham; Bicester Village, Oxfordshire; Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin; and Les Terrasses du Port, Marseille.