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JLL announces new regional boss

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Sabine Eckhardt has been appointed CEO for Central Europe, with effect from May 1st.

In her newly created position, which includes full responsibility for Germany and Central Europe, based in Frankfurt, she will be tasked with driving the continued growth and digital transformation of the real estate services group. She will also join JLL's EMEA strategy board.

Sabine Eckhardt comes to JLL from German media company ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, where until April 2019 she was an executive board member responsible for sales and marketing. This included Advertising Technologies, Seven Ventures, and the ProSieben Incubator, through which ProSiebenSat.1 invests in start-ups and successful digital companies. Prior to her appointment to the board, she spent 13 years as managing director in various areas of the media group, where she was responsible for TV and digital advertising sales, new customer business, merchandising and music business, among others. Prior to that, she gained sales, marketing and management experience at Mattel, EM.TV and Digital Publishing.

The German studies and philosophy graduate has been intensively involved with such fields as innovation, technologically supported sales solutions and leadership, and has many years of experience of B2B and B2C business models.

Guy Grainger, the CEO of JLL for the EMEA region, has commented: “With Sabine Eckhardt, we have been able to attract an outstanding leader from outside the real estate industry for the JLL executive position in Central Europe. Her experience as a leader in the digitally-driven media industry will undoubtedly make our own client solutions more dynamic. We welcome her fresh ideas and excellent contacts in the German economy, which will open many doors for us and give the positioning of JLL in Germany a new profile in every respect.”

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