Executive Board

The Executive Board is the governing body of SAP. Subject to the requirements of stock corporation law, the Executive Board is committed to SAP's interests and bound by SAP company policy. It provides the Supervisory Board with regular, prompt, and comprehensive reports about all essential issues of business, corporate strategy, and potential risks.

Executive Board

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  • Bill McDermott

     


    • Co-CEO
    • Joined SAP: 2002
    • Appointed to Executive Board: 2008
    • Current Executive Board term expires: 2017
      Special responsibilities:
    • Strategy, governance, corporate development, and innovation
    • Sales and ecosystem activities
    • Communications and marketing

    Other board memberships: Board of Directors, ANSYS, Inc., Canonsburg, PA, USA; and Board of Directors, Under Armour, Inc., Baltimore, MD, USA

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  • Jim Hagemann Snabe

     


    • Co-CEO
    • Joined SAP: 1990
    • Appointed to Executive Board: 2008
    • Current Executive Board term expires: 2014
      Special responsibilities:
    • Strategy, governance, corporate development, and innovation
    • Products and solutions development
    • Communications and marketing

    Other board memberships: Board of Directors, Bang & Olufsen a/s, Struer, Denmark; Board of Directors, The Danske Bank Group, Copenhagen, Denmark; Supervisory Board, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany

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  • Werner Brandt

     


    • Chief Financial Officer, Human Resources and Labor Relations Director
    • Joined SAP: 2001
    • Appointed to Executive Board: 2001
    • Current Executive Board term expires: Mid 2014
      Special responsibilities:
    • Finance and administration, including Investor Relations and Data Protection & Privacy
    • Human Resources

    Other Supervisory Board memberships: Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; QIAGEN N.V., Venlo, The Netherlands; RWE AG, Essen, Germany.

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  • Gerhard Oswald

     


    • Joined SAP: 1981
    • Appointed to Executive Board: 1996
    • Current Executive Board term expires: 2016
      Special responsibilities:
    • SAP Active Global Support
    • SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud
    • Quality Governance & Production
    • Solution & Knowledge Packaging
    • Scale, Quality & Support COO
    • SAP Global User Groups
    • Maintenance Go-to-Market
    • SAP Labs Network (joint leadership with Vishal Sikka)
    • Scale, Quality & Support Strategy & Planning
    • Scale, Quality & Support Strategic Programs

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  • Vishal Sikka

     


    • Joined SAP: 2002
    • Appointed to Executive Board: 2010
    • Current Executive Board term expires: 2017
      Special responsibilities:
    • Innovation
    • Global Product Development
    • Platforms including SAP HANA
    • Design & End-User Experience
    • Cloud Operations
    • Global Research

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