ALINE TAIREH

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Aline Taireh, the executive vice president and general counsel of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) in the United States, advises the company in all aspects of the U.S. business, including shopping center and airport operations, real property acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, secured and unsecured financing transactions, litigation, employment and all other legal process and matters.

URW underwent a huge transformation last year since Unibail-Rodamco's acquisition of Westfield, one of the industry’s largest retail real-estate acquisitions, to create Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, the premier global developer and operator of flagship shopping destinations. The transaction required key leaders to drive change management to successfully adopt management practices in order to ensure organizational success. Taireh was instrumental in this effort; and her impact, accomplishments and ability to drive results was quickly recognized by the senior management team of the new company, which led to her promotion to her current role.

As a member of the company’s US Leadership Team, Taireh continues to contribute to the definition of the strategy and vision for the new global company and takes part in key business decisions. In addition, she is the executive sponsor of, and leads, the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives in the U.S. In such capacity, Taireh mentors young women at the company, was involved in the organization of an event at URW earlier this year to recognize and celebrate International Women’s Day and was instrumental in modernizing the company's paid parental leave policy earlier this year.

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