European Public Affairs Committee (EPAC)

Advocacy is a key part of ICSC Europe’s strategic plan and the European Public Affairs Committee (EPAC) represents the interests of ICSC members across Europe and through our Consultants in Brussels, Interel, influences the European Union on issues relating to the industry.

Current projects include providing input on the EU Retail Action Plan, promoting the importance of the retail property industry for the economy, job creation and regeneration, as well as sustainability and social issues.

The members of EPAC, including industry professionals, ICSC Specialist Group and National Committee Chairs, as well as some National Council representatives, are listed below.

If you would like more information about EPAC, please email Iffat Memon


Chair European Public Affairs Committee (EPAC)

Peter Wilhelm, CEO, Wilhelm & Co

ICSC Specialist Working Groups Chair

Robert Bonwell, CEO EMEA Retail, JLL (Chair of the European Retail Asset Management Committee)

Francois Cantin, Unibail-Rodamco (Co-Chair of the Sustainability Group)

Bertrand Courtois-Suffit, Mall & Partners (Chair of the Legal Group)

Rik Eertink, Head of Asset Management Nordics, CBRE Global Investors (Chair of the Next Generation Committee)

Marc Espinet, Partner, Property Market Analysis (Chair of the European Research Group)

Sheila King (Chair of the Leasing Group)

Jacques Sinke, CEO, Reteam International (Chair of the Marketing Group)

Derk Welling, Head of Corporate Responsibility, REDEVCO (Co-Chair of the Sustainability Group)

National Council Representative

Edward Cooke, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, British Council of Shopping Centers (BCSC)

Pietro Malaspina, Director Institutional Relations, Sierra Developments Italy – Sonae Sierra Group

Rüdiger Pleus, Secretary General, German Council of Shopping Centers (GCSC)

Edward Schoenmakers, Region Manager, WPM Winkelcentrummanagement

Jean-Michel Silberstein, General Secretary, French Council of Shopping Centers (CNCC)

Marika Waern, Managing Director, Nordic Council of Shopping Centres

National Committee Representative

Theodore Charagionis, Executive Chairman, Acropole Charagionis

Richard Hay, Head of Retail CEE, EHL Asset Management

Jan Kubicek, Chair of ICSC Czech Committee

Ingo Nissen, Managing Director, Development Romania Sonae Sierra

Mati Pops, Commercial Director Baltic and Danish Operations, Citycon Oyj

Özgür Yavuz, Managing Director, Investa Property Solutions

Industry Professionals

Morgan Bone, Director Corporate Communications, Hammerson

Monica Delgado, Director de Comunicacion, Neinver

Filipa Fernandes, Head of Research and Innovation, SES Spar European Shopping Centers

Alexandra Georgievits, Corporate Affairs Director, BANEASA Developments SRL

Laurent Hanseeuw, Economist and Research Analyst, Cushman & Wakefield

Robert Heinemann, Director Corporate Communications, ECE Projektmanagement

Konstantina Karatopouzi, Asset Management Director, Lamda Development

Herman Kok, Associate Director Research & Concepts International Markets, Multi Corporation

Charles Larsson, Marketing Director, Steen & Ström Sverige

Maria Hill, Head of Corporate Relations and Sustainability, ECE Projektmanagement

Elsa Monteiro, Head of Sustainability, Sonae Sierra

Neville Moss, Head of EMEA Retail Research, CBRE

Pablo Nakhlé-Cerrutti, Unibail-Rodamco

Guillaume Sadoux, Owner, Bird's Eye View

Joris de van der Schueren, Head of International Retail Clients, REDEVCO

Christopher Wicker, Owner/Partner, Chairman RCG-The Retail Consulting Group


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