Ivanhoé Cambridge announces today the appointment of two seasoned leaders to its senior executive team: Nathalie Palladitcheff is promoted to President of Ivanhoé Cambridge and Alfonso Graceffa is named Head of Business Units. Both will report to Daniel Fournier, Chairman and CEO of Ivanhoé Cambridge.
“The global real estate market is becoming increasingly complex,” said Mr. Fournier. “We need to be very agile to deploy our capital and, more than ever, we must leverage our leading-edge expertise to tackle the challenges ahead of us.”
“Nathalie has made a significant contribution to the transformation of Ivanhoé Cambridge. As President of Otéra Capital since 2012, Alfonso was instrumental in delivering strong results year after year, all while refocusing the company’s activities with strong governance rules and business practices. Together, they will play a strong part in developing the talent we need and in executing on the business priorities we have identified to meet the returns expected by our shareholders.”
In her new role, Nathalie Palladitcheff will, among other duties, ensure that the Company’s global investment strategy is aligned with its growth and performance targets. As such, she will also guide and support the business units’ efforts by searching for and analyzing opportunities.
Nathalie Palladitcheff has more than 25 years of experience in finance and real estate. She joined Ivanhoé Cambridge in April 2015 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. She has also been responsible for financing, strategic planning, in addition to heading the Company’s IT and Human Resources departments.
Alfonso Graceffa will lead Ivanhoé Cambridge’s business units and help define and carry out their investment strategies in keeping with the Company’s overall strategy and its performance and value-creation objectives. In addition to developing and managing partnerships, he will oversee the flow and efficiency of operational and investment processes. Mr. Graceffa will remain President and Chief Executive Officer of Otéra Capital.
At Otéra Capital, Alfonso Graceffa has implemented a growth strategy that led to significant value-creation over the years, which enabled Otéra Capital to outperform its index. Today, Otéra Capital is in an excellent financial position, is among the largest commercial real estate debt lenders in Canada and is actively pursuing an expansion strategy in the American market.