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Melik Salmi

Director Corporate Development & Strategy bei SAP

Heidelberg, Germany

$1,600/day

Corporate Development & Strategy professional with deep experience in M&A lifecycle and strategic investments that supported the executive board and senior management in driving strategic corporate development projects totaling €9.5B+ in transaction value and €1.3B+ in annual cloud software revenues. Sourced and assessed hundreds of acquisition & investment opportunities. Closely aligned with individual business units regarding their build-buy-partner strategy. Delivered various data-driven point-of-views & reports covering competitive landscapes, industry trends, and investment activities, complementing the decision-making process of senior executives. Fast track promotion to Director level within three years, company average at fifteen years.

Domain experience

Relevant Total Experience: 8 years

Seniority Level: Senior

Sector Experience: 

Software and Services

Skills

Skilled in: Corporate Strategy, Commercial Due Diligence, Term Sheet, M&A Negotiations, Investor Relations, Capital Raising, Sell-side M&A, Corporate Development

Technical Skills: Software as a Service (SaaS), Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Office, Capital IQ

Languages: German, English, Turkish

Work Experience

SAP

Director Corporate Development & Strategy

01/01/2021

 

- Now

Mergers & Acquisitions, Inorganic Growth Strategies, Commercial Due Diligence, Go-to-Market Strategy, Data Driven Strategy Development, Creation of Investment Hypotheses, Innovation Scouting within European VC Ecosystem, Strategic Partnerships, Post-Merger Integration

SAP

Senior Associate Corporate Development & Strategy

01/01/2019

 

- 01/12/2020

SAP

Associate Corporate Development & Strategy

01/12/2017

 

- 01/12/2018

SAP

Various Roles in Management Consulting and Product Management

01/05/2015

 

- 01/11/2017

ADTELLIGENCE GmbH

Corporate Development Analyst

01/06/2013

 

- 01/05/2015

Supported the founders in the identification of development areas by analyzing growth challenges of a fast-paced startup. Performed industry & market analysis to further refine the solution portfolio of the company. Supported the setup of a customer success function for the Software-as-a-Service business model maximizing usage and adaption rates.

SAP

Working Student

01/06/2010

 

- 01/03/2013

Education

Quantic School of Business and Technology

01/02/2020

 

- 01/02/2021

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz / University of Mainz

Management

01/02/2011

 

- 01/02/2013

Hawaii Pacific University

Accounting, Finance and Business Ethics

01/02/2012

 

- 01/02/2012

Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg / University of Heidelberg

Economics

01/02/2006

 

- 01/02/2010