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Helene von Roeder Appointed to Management Board of Vonovia SE

Bochum, January 23, 2018 – The Supervisory Board of Vonovia SE has appointed Helene von Roeder (47) to the real estate company’s Management Board. Helene von Roeder will take over the duties of Gerald Klinck in the middle of this year. Gerald Klinck (48) decided in August 2017 not to seek an extension of his contract and to leave the Management Board upon expiration of his current contract. 

“I am very happy that Helene von Roeder is joining the Management Board. I have come to know her as very strategically minded individual. Her career up until now provides the perfect foundation for her work at Vonovia. I would also like to thank Gerald Klinck on behalf of the entire Supervisory Board for his excellent work and wish him all the best in both his personal and professional endeavors,” says Prof. Dr. Edgar Ernst, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Vonovia SE. 

Rolf Buch, CEO of Vonovia: “In Helene von Roeder we are gaining a peer whose professionalism will decisively shape Vonovia’s further development. I am looking forward to working with her in this new Management Board team. On behalf of all my colleagues on the Management Board, I would like to thank Gerald Klinck for his steadfast cooperation over the previous years. Until Helene von Roeder joins us on the board, he will continue to perform his Management Board duties with the utmost professionalism and will ensure a smooth handover. I would like to take the opportunity now to wish him all the best for the future.”

Helene von Roeder has been the CEO of Germany at Credit Suisse since 2014. After studying theoretical physics in Munich and theoretical astrophysics in Cambridge, she began her career at Deutsche Bank in London in 1995. She worked for UBS AG in Frankfurt and London from 2000 to 2004, before moving to Morgan Stanley Bank in Frankfurt where her most recent role was Head of Global Capital Markets for Germany and Austria, Member of the Management Board of Morgan Stanley Bank AG. 

Rolf Buch, Klaus Freiberg, Dr. A. Stefan Kirsten and Helene von Roeder will make up the Management Board team of Vonovia SE in the future.