Before joining Shurgard in January 2012 as Chief Executive Officer, Mr Oursin held different executive positions for several major retailers. In 2010 and 2011, Mr Oursin managed the turnaround of Sport 2000 in France with the Private Equity firm Activa Capital.
He started his professional career working at Promodes from 1987 to 1995 in France and Switzerland. He then transferred to Carrefour, working at the French retail giant from 1995 until 2009 in leadership and CEO roles in France, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan and Belgium. His experience in leading the development and reorganization of major business to consumer industries is a cornerstone of the current strong management of Shurgard.
He has also served abroad on the boards of various French chambers of commerce. Today, he exercises mandates as a director of Triangle Investissement in France and as a manager of Ugly Invest in Belgium, a position he has held since 2015.
Mr Oursin holds an MBA from Essec Business School Paris and a Master’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from AgroParisTech.
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 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 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.
Jean-Louis Reinalda joined Shurgard in October 2015 as Vice President Real Estate.
Jean-Louis joined Shurgard from Media Saturn Holding GmbH where he worked for 5 years as Director Real Estate Benelux and 4 years as Director Real Estate Netherlands. Prior to that, he was the Head of Real Estate at Leen Bakker Holding.
Jean-Louis holds a Doctoral in Dutch Law and an Executive Master of Real Estate.