Oxford appoints El Akl to ESG operations role
Oxford Properties Group has appointed Hala El Akl as senior director, ESG and operations.
El Akl is based in London and will work across Oxford’s asset management, operations, development and finance/investment risk functions to launch Oxford’s global ESG strategy and framework.
She joins from PLP Architecture, where she was director responsible for commercial, life-science, residential, retail and mixed-use projects across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Anushka Grant, vice president, business transformation & platform services, said: “With a strong track record of leading innovative teams that focus on the social and environmental sustainability of future cities, Hala’s in-depth sector knowledge and practical experience as an architect and urbanist will be highly valuable as we launch our global ESG strategy and framework, which will ensure we continue to be among the industry leaders in applying ESG practices.”
Oxford Properties is a global real estate company wholly owned by the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, with C$80 billion ($63 billion) of real estate assets under management.