Equity Residential announced the appointment of T. Zia Huque to the Company’s Board of Trustees to serve until the next annual meeting of shareholders. Mr. Huque, who will serve as a member of the Company’s Audit Committee, qualifies as an independent trustee under the New York Stock Exchange’s listing standards.
Mr. Huque, 51, served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., the U.S. Broker Dealer of Deutsche Bank, until his departure in mid-2019. During Mr. Huque’s 30 year finance career on Wall Street, he held multiple executive positions in the United States and abroad while leading Investment Banking and Sales & Trading functions spanning many industries, products and clients. Also, during his career he was closely involved in creating the structure for public REITs to access the unsecured debt market.
“Zia brings tremendous experience in management, finance and capital markets as well as a great understanding of risk and the regulatory environment to our Company,” said Sam Zell, Equity Residential’s Chairman. “We are extremely pleased that Zia has joined our Board and we look forward to his many contributions over the coming years.”