DWS, one of the largest asset managers in Europe, announced the appointment of Aleksandra (Sasha) Njagulj as Global Head of ESG for Real Estate.

Njagulj joins DWS after serving as Global Head of ESG at real asset investment management firm CBRE Global Investors, where she was responsible for developing and communicating the global sustainability priorities and strategies across the company’s business lines. Before joining CBRE, she held senior sustainability-related roles at construction and engineering firm Bouygues UK, including serving as Head of Sustainability, R&D and Innovation.

Clemens Schaefer, Head of Real Estate APAC & EMEA said: 

“We are very excited to appoint Sasha to lead our ESG efforts, her extensive industry achievements will prove integral in the next stage of our ESG journey. She will assume responsibility for further evolving our ESG real estate strategy as a continuation of our goal to achieve best practice globally across our real estate assets and portfolios.”

Njagulj will be based in London, reporting to Clemens Schaefer and to Tom Henderson, Head of Real Estate, Americas.

Henderson commented:

“As a global real estate manager, we believe we have created a solid foundation in factoring ESG principles into our investment process in support of DWS’s firm wide commitment. With the appointment of Sasha, we hope to further elevate our ESG execution capability.”