SAP SE Chief Innovation Officer Juergen Mueller will join the company’s Executive Board as head of technology and innovation, to oversee SAP’s platform and development business, as well as his existing opportunities.
Mueller will take up the position from 1 January 2019.
“Thanks to Juergen Mueller’s dedication and hard work, SAP Is a leader in machine learning, blockchain and many other innovative technology areas. His expertise makes him the perfect choice to work with the Executive Board to drive SAP’s innovation agenda,” said Professor Hasso Plattner, chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP SE.
SAP is also making changes to prepare for Michael Kleinemeier’s retirement from the Executive Board at the end of 2019. During the next year, Bernd Leukert will share responsibility for SAP Digital Business Services with Kleinemeier, before becoming sole head of the business in 2020.
Christian Klein, head of global business operations and chief operating officer of SAP, will assume responsibility for SAP S4HANA from 1 January 2019, which will mean that all of the company’s core application units will report directly to the Executive Board.