Attacq appoints CFO Melt Hamman as permanent CEO

Attacq has announced the appointment of Melt Hamman as permanent CEO and Raj Nana as CFO.

After the resignation of previous Attacq CEO Morné Wilken in 2017, who joined MAS Real Estate Inc, Melt Hamman stepped into his position as interim chief executive officer. On 18 July 2018 his interim position was made permanent, and Raj Nana will be stepping in as the new CFO.
Melt said about his new appointment: 

“I am excited about the opportunity to lead the Attacq team in our next phase as a real estate investment trust. Our strong leadership team remains focused on unlocking shareholders value by delivering on our 2018 maiden distribution and future distribution growth.” 

Melt joined Attacq from the FirstRand Group in 2013, prior to Attacq’s listing on the JSE. He was an integral participant in the company’s development, contributing to its listing on 14 October 2013 and its recent REIT conversion on 29 May this year. 

Pierre Tredoux, Chairman of the Attacq Board commented: 

“After a rigorous process, we are delighted to permanently appoint Melt as the CEO. Melt has provided the team with clear direction and guidance as interim CEO and has a strong history of creating and leading highly engaged teams. The Board believes that his track record with Attacq and extensive experience in the property sector positions him well to lead Attacq to the next level of growth and development as the Company matures as a REIT.” 

Taking Melt’s place, Raj Nana will act as CFO and Executive Director of Attacq. He is a qualified chartered accountant with investment banking and real estate experience. He has been with Attacq since 2014, when he was appointed as investment officer and later, in 2016, as part of the executive management team.