Werner Behrens new MAS Real Estate CEO


MAS Real Estate has appointed Werner Behrens as CEO with effect from 1 May.

UK-based, JSE listed MAS Real Estate announced on Friday that it had appointed former Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA) executive Werner Behrens as its new chief executive officer with effect from 1 May 2019. 

Werner has a strong track record as a senior management executive, spanning more than thirty years in a number of corporates, including the DBSA, Nedcor Investment Bank (NIB), Nedbank and the Regent Insurance Group

He has served on NIB’s executive and investment committees, as chairman of Nedbank Capital’s credit committee and more recently on the executive and investment committees of the Regent Insurance Group.

Chairman Ron Spencer commented:

“I am delighted that Werner has agreed to join MAS and we welcome him to the role. We undertook a comprehensive recruitment process in search of the right person to lead MAS and received substantial interest in the role. Werner is a strong and dynamic leader with an impressive track record. The Board believes his dealmaking capabilities, willingness to operate from the Isle of Man as well as experience and skills in developing and managing important partner relationships qualify him as the best candidate for the CEO role.” 

Martin Slabbert, also a South African and managing partner of Prime Kapital, MAS’s joint venture partner in Central and Eastern Europe, said:

“Werner is a seasoned investment professional and was a mentor to me during my time with NIB in the early 2000’s. We at Prime Kapital look forward to continuing our close working relationship with the MAS team under his leadership.” 

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