DDR Appoints David Oakes CEO

Beachwood, Ohio — Oakes assumed the role of president and CFO in January 2013.

The board of directors of DDR Corp. has appointed David Oakes to the role of CEO and as a member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately.

“I am excited about the opportunity to be the CEO of DDR,” says Oakes. “With a focus on excellence in execution, our team looks forward to continued success for DDR and its stakeholders.”

Oakes assumed the role of president and CFO in January 2013, and previously served as senior executive vice president and chief financial officer since February 2010. During his tenure at DDR, he has overseen the company’s capital markets, transactions, budgeting, tax, investor relations, funds management, accounting, corporate governance, and compensation and benefits functions.  

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