Annual Report 2019

Management Board

The Management Board of Vonovia SE consisted of four members as of December 31, 2019.

Rolf Buch

Chairman of the Management Board

As Chief Executive Officer, Rolf Buch is responsible for transactions, Value-add, general counsel, investor relations, IT, HR management, auditing, corporate communications and sustainability. Rolf Buch joined the company in 2013 and led Vonovia to its listing on the stock exchange. Prior to his move to the company, he spent 22 years in various leadership positions at Bertelsmann, ultimately as a Management Board member at Bertelsmann SE and Chairman of the Management Board at Arvato AG. He is a member of the executive board of the German Association of German Housing and Real Estate Companies (GdW), vice president of the German central real estate committee Zentraler Immobilien Ausschuss (ZIA) and the German Association for Housing, Urban and Spatial Development, and chairman of the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) in Brussels. He studied mechanical engineering and business management at RWTH Aachen University.

Rolf Buch – Chairman of the Management Board (photo)

Arnd Fittkau

Member of the Management Board

In his role as Chief Rental Officer, Arnd Fittkau is responsible for the property management business in the North, East, South and West business areas, as well as for customer service and portfolio and tenant management. Following completion of a management training program at MAN Gutehoffnungshütte AG (1992–1996), Arnd Fittkau started his career in various controlling functions. After holding positions at MAN AG in Munich and Hochtief AG in Essen, he joined the company now known as Vonovia in 2002. He spent three years as Head of Controlling for the GAGFAH Group starting in 2005. Since 2008, Arnd Fittkau has held several managing directorships at Vonovia subsidiaries in various locations such as Bochum, Munich, Frankfurt and Gelsenkirchen. Most recently, he held the position of chief representative of Vonovia SE from the beginning of March 2018 and chaired the regional management teams.

Arnd Fittkau – Member of the Management Board (photo)

Helene von Roeder

Member of the Management Board

Helene von Roeder has held the position of Chief Financial Officer on the Management Board of Vonovia SE since May 2018 and is responsible for controlling, finance, accounting, tax, property evaluation, central purchasing, insurance and Immobilien Treuhand. Before joining Vonovia, she headed Credit Suisse’s business in Germany, Austria and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as CEO Germany from 2014. She began her career at Deutsche Bank in London in 1995 after studying theoretical physics in Munich and theoretical astrophysics in Cambridge. She worked for UBS AG in Frankfurt and London from 2000 to 2004, before moving to Morgan Stanley Bank AG in Frankfurt, where her most recent role was Head of Global Capital Markets for Germany and Austria, Member of the Management Board of Morgan Stanley Bank AG.

Helene von Roeder – Member of the Management Board (photo)

Daniel Riedl

Member of the Management Board

In this role as Chief Development Officer, Daniel Riedl is responsible for development in Austria, development in Germany and operating business in Austria. Daniel Riedl is a graduate in business administration from Vienna University of Economics and Business and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Daniel Riedl has around 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry, with more than 10 of them spent at Management Board level. He served on the Executive Board of IMMOFINANZ AG from 2008 to 2014. He led BUWOG AG to a successful stock exchange listing in April 2014 and was the company’s CEO until its delisting at the end of 2018.

Daniel Ried – Member of the Management Board (photo)
European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA)
The European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA) is a non-profit organization that has its registered headquarters in Brussels and represents the interests of listed European real estate companies. Its mission is to raise awareness of European listed real estate companies as a potential investment destination that offers an alternative to conventional investments. EPRA is a registered trademark of the European Public Real Estate Association.