News Article career COO Poland Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield
by Property Forum | Career

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield URW announces the appointment of Jakub Skwarlo to the role of COO Central Europe, with responsibility for overseeing the company’s business in Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Poland and Slovakia. He will be based in Warsaw and also join the company’s Executive Committee.

Jean-Marie Tritant, CEO of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield said: “Jakub has done a tremendous job helping us to establish our international platform, and I am happy he will bring the global perspective he has developed with us to Central Europe, where he first started at URW.  I am confident he will, with our talented teams in the region, accelerate our growth plans, unlock opportunity embedded in our assets and establish an expanded sustainability ambition.”

Jakub Skwarlo, COO Central Europe for Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield said: “I’m very excited about joining our accomplished teams in the region and shaping up the future of our business in these very dynamic markets.”

Skwarlo, a native of Poland, most recently was Director of Operations for URW in the UK, working on the company’s flagship assets in London, Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City.  He joined URW in 2005 in Warsaw and held progressively senior roles in his time there, and in other locations in Europe, before joining the UK team in 2018. 

In the region, URW has a portfolio of €10.7 billion, which comprises of 20 assets, as well as the development of Westfield Hamburg-Überseequartier, one of the largest urban regeneration projects in Europe.