The Swiss Prime Site Board of Directors has appointed Martin Kaleja as CEO of the core business Swiss Prime Site Immobilien. Born in 1972, Martin Kaleja is a German citizen and will assume his new role within the Swiss Prime Site Group on 1 January 2021, taking over from Peter Lehmann.
Between 1992 and 1997, Martin Kaleja studied electrical engineering and information technology at the Technical University of Munich, graduating as a qualified engineer. He then completed his doctoral studies between 1997 and 2001, including a dissertation. He began his professional career at the Boston Consulting Group in 2001, where he spent 9 years as a management consultant in several European countries. In 2010, he joined the Allianz Suisse Group, where he held a number of different positions. Between 2012 and 2014, he managed the Operations Services and Corporate Real Estate department. At the end of 2014, he was appointed CEO of Allianz Suisse Immobilien AG and is now responsible for a portfolio of around 300 properties with a fair value of over CHF 5 billion.
In his role as CEO of Swiss Prime Site Immobilien, Martin Kaleja will also sit on the Executive Board of Swiss Prime Site. The Board of Directors is very pleased that this key position will be held by a distinguished personality. Barbara Frei-Spreiter, Chair Nomination and Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors, said: «With Martin Kaleja we have been able to appoint the right candidate with the ideal qualifications for our core real estate business.» René Zahnd, CEO of Swiss Prime Site, added: «I am really pleased that the group leadership team will be completed and further strengthened by Martin Kaleja, a real estate expert with international management experience.»
As announced at the end of February 2020, Peter Lehmann, the current CEO of Swiss Prime Site Immobilien, has decided to leave the company at his own request at the end of 2020 after many defining years for Swiss Prime Site. However, he will continue to be available to the Swiss Prime Site Group on a mandate basis.