Christoph Schumacher, the head of indirect investments at Generali Deutschland Immobilien, the insurance group’s asset manager, has left the firm after six years at the helm.
He is to take the helm at a real estate platform of one of Germany's banks, he said in an emailed statement, but declined to confirm which bank.
He said: “After almost six years with the Generali Group, I have decided to address myself to new challenges as managing director of real estate funds managed by a large German banking group.”
He will be succeeded at Generali by Christian Kückelhaus, currently responsible for development and direct investments.
He was recently outspoken at Infrastructure Investor: Europe 2010, a conference hosted by PERE's sister publication Infrastructure Investor.
Schumacher had been one of the voices calling for the establishment of an LP platform for infrastructure similar to real estate’s INREV or private equity’s PEIA, allowing its members to exchange views on the nascent asset class.
“The idea is to create a platform of LPs for infrastructure similar to what already exists in real estate,” Schumacher told a panel of delegates at the event.
Before joining the Generali group in 2005 Schumacher was a lawyer with Linklaters and KPMG in Berlin.