Hammerson has announced the appointment of Himanshu Raja as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Executive Director. He will succeed James Lenton who gave in his notice to the company in January 2020.
Himanshu will join as CFO and Executive Director on 26 April 2021, at which point Lention will step down from both roles.
Mr Raja holds a law degree (LLB), is a Chartered Accountant and was most recently CFO at Countrywide, from 2017 until its sale to Connells Ltd in March 2021. Prior to that he had served as CFO at G4S plc, Misys plc and Logica plc.
His previous roles have seen Himanshu work across a range of sectors, developing extensive experience in transformation and debt and equity markets.
Rita-Rose Gagné, Chief Executive of Hammerson, said: “Himanshu is an experienced CFO who brings a blend of strong financial, strategic and leadership qualities. On behalf of the Board, and all colleagues I look forward to welcoming him to the Company and benefitting from his insight and experience.”
Himanshu Raja said of his new position: “I am excited to be joining Hammerson during this period of unprecedented change in the sector and look forward to supporting Rita-Rose as she leads on the strategic review of the business to create value going forwards”