General Growth Properties, operator of the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, Tysons Galleria in McLean, Va., and Glendale Galleria in Glendale, Calif., among other shopping centers around the country, has promoted Shobi Khan to president and chief operating officer.

Khan has been with GGP since 2011 as chief operating officer, overseeing all aspects of asset management and investment activities. He will continue to report to Sandeep Mathrani, chief executive officer. Previously, there was no president, according to a company spokesman.

“Shobi has been one of my trusted colleagues during the transformation of GGP into one of the leading retail real estate companies in the U.S.” Mathrani said. “Over the last five years, Shobi’s responsibilities have broadened and it gives me great pleasure to recognize him with this promotion.”