Chief Financial Officer, Vonovia
Dr. A. Stefan Kirsten was appointed as a member of the Vonovia Management Board since January 1, 2011 and has served Chief Financial Officer (CFO) since that time. Prior to this position Dr.Kirsten was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with Majid Al Futtaiim Group LLC, a real estate development company focusing mainly on retail and entertainment ventures in the Emirates. Previous to that he held positions as Chief Financial Officer with both Metro AG and ThyssenKrupp AG in Germany. His professional career goes with his excellent reputation in the international financial market place as well as financial accounting and controlling. Upon completing his masters degree in business economics at the FernUniversität Hagen and Georg-August-Universität Göttingen in Germany, he took his Doctorate at the Stanford Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University in California. Since 1995 he has taught at various universities in Germany and abroad. Dr. Kirsten was appointed to a professorship with the Westfaelische University in Gelsenkirchen in 2001.