Simon Property Group hired Mona Benisi as the director of sustainability, as part of Simon's ongoing goals for reducing the carbon footprint of its retail portfolio.
Benisi was previously a consultant in the corporate sustainability office of Siemens Corporation in Munich, Germany, where she played a key role in the development and implementation of the company's sustainability strategy there.
"Mona's expertise in building environmental programs and her passion for organizing sustainability efforts are fundamental to achieving Simon's objectives in this important area," said David Contis, president, Simon Malls. "We are confident that she can further advance Simon's progress in implementing green initiatives to fulfill our long-term goal of continued industry leadership in sustainability and energy efficiency."
Benisi holds a bachelor's degree in international business from Georg-Simon-Ohm University in Nuremberg, Germany and a Master's Degree in sustainability management from Columbia University in New York.