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DEC 2018

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26 December 2018 the lea D er WINNER Matthias Grimm Vice President, Head of Real Estate & Facilities SAP SE CoreNet Global Central Europe Chapter Matthias Grimm is an accomplished executive with a long history of driving successful strategies through his operational expertise. He oversees a yearly operational budget of 650 million and annual investments exceeding 300 million, and he leads a team of more than 400 employees from around the globe. Under his leadership, the organization takes care of more than 18 million square feet (1.67 million sq. m.) of office space in some 220 locations and 80 countries worldwide, and is responsible for the real estate management, facilities management, associated data center services, and physical security. Matthias is globally accountable for the strategic, tactical, and operational business for the SAP SE real estate portfolio. After joining SAP in 2002, Matthias led the facility and real estate organization for SAP AG through 2007, when a global organization was established under his leadership. Prior to joining SAP, he worked as an engineer; in 1994, his master's thesis was promoted within the German Engineers Association, resulting in his receiving a Price Award. Matthias has more than 20 years of experience as a corporate real estate (CRE) and facilities management professional, and his enthusiasm for his field of expertise is reflected in this award as the 2018 CoreNet Global Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year. When asked about his personal philosophy to driving success at SAP, Matthias said, "The mission of global facilities management (GFM) teams is to be an innovative and trusted business partner that develops and drives world-class workplace and infrastructure solutions in alignment with SAP's values and targets." Corporate Real Estate Executive of the Year Under his leadership, the organization takes care of more than 18 million square feet (1.67 million sq. m.) of office space in some 220 locations and 80 countries worldwide.

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