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PATRIZIA appoints new Head of Strategy & ESG and opens office in Zurich to strengthen its institutional investor network in Switzerland

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  • New Head of Strategy & ESG, Aaron Scott, to work from Zurich, under Co-CEO, Thomas Wels
  • Mr Scott to help drive company ‘Strategy 2023’, including ESG as strategic growth pillar
  • Local team on the ground to get better access to Swiss-based institutional investors

Augsburg / Zurich, 28 September, 2020. PATRIZIA AG, a leading partner for global real assets, has further expanded its global footprint to now 24 offices by opening its latest office in Zurich, Switzerland, which hosts a number of senior executives of the company, including PATRIZIA’s Co-CEO Thomas Wels.

New to the office on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich and PATRIZIA is Aaron Scott who has joined as the Head of Strategy & ESG. Reporting directly to PATRIZIA’s Co-CEO, Thomas Wels, Mr Scott will be instrumental in helping drive the company’s ‘Strategy 2023’ in which ESG will be a key strategic focus area to be embedded in all of PATRIZIA’s processes and will guide the company’s sustainable product development.

Thomas Wels, Co-CEO of PATRIZIA, said: “Zurich is an important global financial hub and with our new local office presence there, we can get better access to its global institutional investor network as well as serving our existing clients in Switzerland better. I am very pleased, that Aaron Scott has joined us as our new Head of Strategy & ESG, to help accelerate the implementation of our Strategy 2023. In our blueprint for growth, ESG, sustainable investments and social impact are key strategic focus areas.”

Before joining PATRIZIA, Aaron Scott spent 20 years in change management and strategy development for the National Australian Bank (Melbourne) and UBS (London and Zurich).

PATRIZIA: A leading partner for global real assets

As a company with operations around the world, PATRIZIA has been offering investment opportunities in real estate and infrastructure assets for institutional, semi-professional and private investors for 36 years. PATRIZIA manages more than EUR 45 billion in assets and employs over 800 professionals at 24 locations worldwide. Through its PATRIZIA Children Foundation, PATRIZIA is committed to social responsibility. The Foundation has helped over 220,000 children in need worldwide over the last 20 years. You can find further information at www.patrizia.ag.

Greg Morsbach                                               
Corporate Communications
Phone: +44 7889 995604                               

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