Further to the announcement on 15 June 2017, the Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Morné Wilken will be taking over as Chief Executive Officer of MAS with effect from 1 January 2018. Lukas Nakos will continue as CEO until Morné’s arrival.
Morné joined the board of MAS as a non-executive director in August 2014 and has a thorough understanding of the business and its strategy. He brings with him extensive experience of real estate markets and investor relations and will be relocating to the Isle of Man on a full-time basis to fulfill this role.
Morné previously spent 10 years in the property finance division of First National Bank and RMB, divisions of FirstRand, where he excelled as a top dealmaker. Morné then led the strategic roll-out and development of Waterfall for Atterbury before joining Attacq in 2009, initially as Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer from 2011.
The chairman, Ron Spencer, commented:
“Lukas has been instrumental in growing MAS since inception and establishing the JV between MAS and Prime Kapital. I would like to sincerely thank him for his immense contribution and leadership during his tenure as CEO. The Board wishes him every success going forward.”
“I am delighted that Morné has agreed to take over as the CEO of MAS. His wealth of experience, combined with his knowledge of the business and understanding of our strategy, will allow a seamless transition of leadership and implementation of the business strategy. We look forward to working with Morné over the coming years as he leads the company and its experienced management team into the next phase of its development.”