Michalis Grigoratos
Executive Director, Data Centre Solutions

Michalis joined CBRE Data Center Solutions group in June 2017 to help with growing the already successful Integrated Services offering working with the Executive committee, identifying new products and services serving existing and new DC operators. Prior to CBRE Michalis served as the Engineering project Director for the Construction of a Hyperscale Greenfield DC in Northen Sweden responsible for delivering a $200m CapEx deployment, from 2010-2014 he was the Global Head of Energy and Sustainability for HP, Critical facilities Services.

A high achieving, commercially driven and enlightened professional engineer seasoned program manager and strategic consultant, with broad and well-balanced technical, commercial and business skills. has served as engineering director & technical advisor for various global500 organisations, talented at making a difference, using technology to deliver increased business performance and competitive advantage.

Experienced in the cutting-edge areas of data centre and infrastructure transformation, with expert level knowledge in continuity and risk management. Skilled at problem solving, troubleshooting and turning around underperforming areas, with the ability to analyse business issues, and map technical solutions against them, ensuring they are technically and commercially viable. Strong communication and relationship building skills at all levels, diplomatic by nature, with excellent client management skills, considered by others to be a safe pair of hands. accepts responsibility and accountability, and can be relied up to consistently deliver objectives.

Global in attitude, managed critical assignments in the US, EMEA & APAC having successfully delivered multiple large-scale programs. commercially sensitive whilst entrepreneurial, encourages accountability and empowerment of resource with effective budget management responsibilities.