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Our management

Marc Oursin
Chief Executive Officer

Marc Oursin has been the Chief Executive Officer of Shurgard Self-Storage SSA since January 2012.

Marc held different executive positions for major retailers. In 2010 and 2011, Marc managed the turnaround of Sport 2000 in France with the Private Equity firm Activa Capital. He started his professional career with Promodes from 1987 to 1995 in France and Switzerland, then transferred to Carrefour from 1995 until 2009 in France, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan and Belgium.

He also served abroad on the boards of the different French chambers of commerce. Marc holds an MBA from Essec Business School Paris and a Master degree in Agricultural Engineering from AgroParisTech.

Jean Kreusch
Chief Financial Officer

Jean Kreusch joined Shurgard in 2003 as Group Controller. He has served as CFO from June 2005, and as such he is responsible for Finance, Business Analytics, Pricing and Marketing. He also served as CEO ad interim from June 2010 until December 2011.

Jean joined Shurgard from Latexia, where he worked from August 2000 and where his position was that of VP Finance & Administration. Before that, Jean held the position of Group Reporting and Taxation Manager with European Vinyl’s Corporation from 1996 to 2000. He spent 4 years from 1992 to 1996 with Holiday Inn’s Headquarters for Europe, Africa and the Middle East as Financial Planning Manager and Director of Management Information.

Jean holds a Degree in Business Administration and Finance from ICHEC Business School.

Duncan Bell
VP Operations

Duncan Bell joined Shurgard in April 2009 as the Market Manager for the UK. Throughout 2013 Duncan was also Market Manager for The Netherlands.

Duncan joined Shurgard from the travel industry where he worked for Travelbag as Sales Director and then Head of Travelbag from 2006-2008. Prior to that Duncan worked as General Manager for Trailfinders in Manchester, Glasgow and London from 1992-2006.

Duncan holds a BA (Hons) in Economic History from the University of Sheffield.

Ammar Kharouf
VP HR and Legal

Ammar Kharouf joined Shurgard in March 2014 as General Counsel, VP Human Resources and Legal. Ammar joined Shurgard from Public Storage where he served in the role of VP Chief Litigation and Operations Counsel for approximately 9 years.

Prior to Public Storage, Ammar worked for a private international law firm.

Ammar holds a B.A. in international relations from American University and a law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.

Isabel Neumann
Chief Investment Officer

Ms. Isabel Neumann joined Shurgard Self Storage as Chief Investment Officer in August 2021. In this capacity, she will be responsible for all aspects of Shurgard’s capital allocation as it relates to real estate, including all development and mergers and acquisitions.

Previously, Isabel was a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London for 16 years, where she held a range of senior positions across EMEA Investment Banking. Before Bank of America, she worked as Business Development Manager at Starlab and started her career in Consulting with Arthur Andersen. Isabel is a member of the Board of Directors of Belfius Bank & Insurance. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago GSB Booth and studied Commercial Engineering at the KU Leuven (Belgium).