JLL has appointed Sabine Eckhardt as CEO Central Europe with effect from May 1, 2020. In the newly created position, which includes full responsibility for Germany and Central Europe, Sabine Eckhardt , based in Frankfurt, will take care of the further growth and digital transformation of the international real estate group. Sabine Eckhardt joins JLL’s EMEA Strategy Board.
Eckhardt comes from the European media group ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE, where she was responsible for Sales & Marketing until April 2019 as Executive Board Member. This role included advertising technologies as well as Seven Ventures and the ProSieben Incubator, through which ProSiebenSat.1 participates in emerging start-ups and successful digital companies. Before she was appointed to the board, the Bremen-born manager was responsible for 13 years as managing director in various areas of the media group, among other things for the distribution of TV and digital advertising space, new customer business, merchandising and the music business. Before that, she gained sales, marketing and leadership experience at Mattel, EM.TV and digital publishing.
The studied German philosopher and philosopher is regarded as a proven sales and marketing specialist. Sabine Eckhardt brings a lot of experience with industries that had to undergo digital transformation early on, such as the media industry or that of the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). In the course of these change processes, Eckhardt dealt intensively with the topics of innovation, technologically supported sales solutions and leadership and has many years of experience in B2B and B2C business models.
Guy Grainger , CEO JLL EMEA: “With Sabine Eckhardt, we were able to gain an outstanding leader from outside the real estate industry for the JLL chief position in Central Europe. Her experience as a manager in the digitally driven media industry will undoubtedly dynamize our own customer solutions. With her fresh ideas and excellent contacts in the German economy, she will be able to open many doors for us and give JLL’s positioning in Germany a new profile in every respect. ”
“From the first moment I was thrilled by the vision of JLL, its employees and its leadership. Preparing the company for the future is a great task. I am really looking forward to working with the experienced management team of JLL in such an exciting and dynamic growth market and on an international level, ”says Sabine Eckhardt .