Trusted for the Future

Our Senior Management

The Adler Group is led by our senior management team with Thierry Beaudemoulin as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sven-Christian Frank as Chief Legal Officer (CLO) and Thomas Echelmeyer as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Together they complement each other’s skills and experience in the real estate market and lead the Adler Group with their motivated employees.



Thierry Beaudemoulin has worked for real estate companies in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Spain. In Germany, he was CEO of Covivio Germany and CEO of ADO before merging ADO with ADLER Real Estate. Mr Beaudemoulin has been working in real estate for more than 25 years.



Sven-Christian Frank, attorney at law, mediator (DAA), has gathered over 25 years of experience in real estate and asset management – working in leading roles at renowned companies like Deutsche Real Estate AG. For the past seven years, Mr Frank has also been a member of the Board of ADLER Real Estate.



Thomas Echelmeyer is a Certified Public Accountant and Tax Advisor. He has over 36 years of professional experience, of which he spent ten years as CFO for GWH Immobilien Holding GmbH. Prior to joining Adler Group as CFO, Mr Echelmeyer has been working on several interim CFO assignments in Germany.

Board of Directors

The company’s governance is set up as a one-tier structure managed by a Board of Directors which is currently composed of four members.

Prof. Dr. A. Stefan Kirsten is a German manager, who studied business in Germany and the USA. He holds a doctorate degree in Economics and is teaching at various German universities. From 1986 to 2000 he held positions in auditing and at corporate level with Arthur Andersen, Rheinmetall, WMF and EMI Music. In 2000 he became the Group CFO of Metro AG, in 2002 the Group CFO at ThyssenKrupp AG. From 2007 to 2010 he was CFO and later CEO of Majid al Futtaim Group in Dubai. 2011 he joined Deutsche Annington as CFO and helped to refinance the company, go public and grown into Vonovia SE. After stepping down from Vonovia in 2018 he concentrated on nonexecutive directorships, i.e., Jeronimo Martins SGPS SA, Footprint International Inc. or Planted AG. He is also an active investor as well as co-founder and CFO of Monarch a start-up in security related consulting.

Thierry Beaudemoulin graduated from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, France in 1993 and obtained a master’s degree in real estate and urban planning from the same institution in 1995. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Beaudemoulin was special advisor to the chief executive officer of Batigere. Between 1998 and 2000, he was head of property management at Foncia and held positions as asset manager and managing director France at ING REIM (Europe) between 2000 and 2004. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Beaudemoulin was managing director for the Paris region at Batigere. Between 2006 and October 2019 he was chief executive officer at Covivio Germany and member of the executive board at Covivio.

Notable Directorships/Management Positions
Covivio SA, Member of the executive board Until October 2019

Thomas Zinnöcker studied business administration and earned the degree of a Diplom-Kaufmann at the University of Cologne in 1985. He held various managing positions at Krantz TKT GmbH, Deutsche Telekom Immobilien und Service GmbH, GSW Immobilien AG, Gagfah S.A., Vonovia SE and ista International GmbH. From 2014 to 2020 he was chairman of the board of the Institute for Corporate Governance in the German Real Estate Industry. Since 2006, Mr. Zinnöcker is a member of the board of the ZIA German Property Federation (Immobilienverband ZIA) and since 2013, Mr. Zinnöcker is a member of the board of trustees of Familienstiftung Becker & Kries and chairman of the board as of 2019. Mr. Zinnöcker is a board member of the Adler Group S.A. board of directors as of October 2020.

Thilo Schmid held several positions in the software industry including at KHK-Software, in Frankfurt and Basel and was CTO at Aparis Software GmbH. After working as a real estate project controller at the Tivona Group, Basel, he joint Wecken & Cie., a Swiss family office, as investment manager in 2008, where he is responsible for venture capital and real estate investments. Mr. Schmid is a board member of the Adler Group S.A. board of directors as of October 2020. Other current notable directorships include ADLER Real Estate Aktiengesellschaft (vice chairman of the supervisory board), DTH Sárl (member of the board of directors), Cynora GmbH (member of the advisory board) and Yeditepe Marina Yatirim Turizm Insaat A.S. (member of the board of directors).