Paris 2013: Sigrid Duhamel describes the project she is currently working on for me at the tea room, Angelina on rue de Rivoli in Paris. She is about to tackle the redevelopment of the 168.5 ha soon to be closed Aulany-sous-Bois manufacturing plant for PSA Peugeot Citroën. The conversion to a brownfield redevelopment site, was an incredibly controversial decision by PSA, as it fell victim to the recent fall of the European economy. But as always, where tragedy hits, opportunity also opens a door.
Sigrid Duhamel graduated from ESTP and an MBA from INSEAD. She began her career at Bouygues Construction (1990-1994) before joining the U.S. group United Technologies, where she focuses on mergers and acquisitions (1996-1999). It then performs the same activity at Cap Gemini (2000). After a few years in the recruitment of executives at Eric Salmon & Partners, she joined the American investment and real estate developer Tishman Speyer fund in London (2005-2008). Since 2009, she directed the operations of real estate abroad Carrefour Property.Recently Sigrid was appointed to Chair the Urban Land Institute District Council for France. Upon her appointment she stated, “I want my turn to continue the work done by Erik and enhance the development of links between the private sector and the public because it is essential. With my position at PSA Peugeot Citroën, my desire is to bring the real estate sector a better knowledge and understanding of user needs”.