SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Prologis, Inc. (NYSE: PLD), the leading global owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, today announced changes to its executive management team.
Guy F. Jaquier, CEO, Private Capital, Prologis, will retire from the company in 2013, following the successful transition of his responsibilities. Upon his retirement, Jaquier will continue as a member of the company's Investment Committee.
"On behalf of Prologis, I want to thank Guy for his many contributions to Prologis' success," said Hamid R. Moghadam, chairman and CEO. "During his 13-year tenure, Guy has played a critical role in establishing and expanding our business outside the U.S. as well as re-energizing our Private Capital franchise."
Jaquier commented: "This is a personal decision and I am in a fortunate position where I can scale back my full-time professional pursuits. I appreciate the opportunity to have been part of the company and look forward to helping guide its significant growth through my continued role on Investment Committee."
"Going forward, activities formerly part of Prologis Capital Partners will expand to encompass both public and private strategic capital initiatives focused on distinct geographies within our global platform," said Moghadam. "The leadership of this function will be integrated into our entire executive team, rather than managed as a separate line of business."
Additionally, as part of a previously planned transition, Nancy J. Hemmenway, chief human resources officer, will retire from Prologis on Dec. 31, 2013. Diana Scott will join the company as chief human resources officer on June 24, 2013. Scott was most recently senior vice president, Human Resources, for John Hancock Financial, the U.S. division of Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corp. She was responsible for all Human Resources activities for John Hancock's employees located in the United States and Canada. Scott has also held a variety of line positions within John Hancock, including leading the Group Insurance division, Retail Long-Term Care Insurance operations, and John Hancock's eBusiness unit.
"Diana's experience, energy and drive will be a strong addition to our executive leadership team," said Moghadam. "She brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in managing businesses and will be an important addition to our management team as we pursue our growth plans. I am delighted to have her join our team."
Prologis, Inc., is the leading owner, operator and developer of industrial real estate, focused on global and regional markets across the Americas, Europe and Asia. As of March 31, 2013, Prologis owned or had investments in, on a consolidated basis or through unconsolidated joint ventures, properties and development projects expected to total approximately 559 million square feet (51.9 million square meters) in 21 countries. The company leases modern distribution facilities to more than 4,500 customers, including manufacturers, retailers, transportation companies, third-party logistics providers and other enterprises.
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