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AmCham Transatlantic Partnership Award 2010 awarded to SAP Founder and Institutional Trustor Hasso Plattner

Irwin: "Plattner is a man of action and a patron" / Award Ceremony at the Museum für Kommunikation in Berlin

(lifePR) (Berlin, ) Hasso Plattner is honored for his commitment to business, research and society. The jury's statement reads: "Hasso Plattner's achievements are multifaceted and of lasting and exemplary value. He embodies the 'Corporate Citizen.'"

Three hundred high-profile guests from business, media and the arts and sciences attended the award ceremony on November 15, 2010 at the Museum für Kommunikation in Berlin. The laudatio was held by Prof. John L. Hennessy, President of Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

Advancement of Scientific Research in Brandenburg and California

Plattner is a man of action, a promoter of young talents and promising ideas and is characterized by his pioneering spirit. He has been supporting research in Germany and in the United States with his private assets for many years.

At the Hasso Plattner Institut (HPI) for software system technology in Potsdam and at the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, in Palo Alto students take a hands-on approach to develop new software solutions and apply the most up-to-date methods.

The collaborating institutes are primarily associated through research and teaching in the field of Design Thinking.
Plattner builds bridges between Germany and the United States. He wishes to convey the American concept of design to German students while he aims to show Americans how an "engineer's culture"may be applied to the information sciences in Germany.

In 2005 he expanded his commitment in Potsdam through the establishment of Hasso Plattner Ventures, a venture capital fund for IT start-ups.

Embracing Social Responsibility

Plattner is an exemplary corporate citizen. Corporate citizenship signifies civic involvement. "Hasso is a role model to me for forward thinking and effective action. He embodies a type of patronage rather new to Germany. He demonstrates to us how to take responsibility for society and future generations," said Fred B. Irwin, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Germany. "We are delighted about his acceptance of the AmCham Transatlantic Partnership Award today."

In his laudation, Prof. John L. Hennessy commended Plattner by saying, "Hasso Plattner is an extraordinary man, whose leadership and contributions to higher education and the business community are legend. His influence extends across generations, disciplines and countries. For more than four decades, Hasso Plattner has inspired students, business people and global leaders."

American Chamber of Commerce in Germany e.V.

With its 3,000 members AmCham Germany is the largest bilateral business organization in Europe. AmCham Germany sees itself as a communication bridge to investors in the United States. Its activities focus on the promotion of German-American business relations and Germany as a business location.