Bernd Leukert Departs from SAP Executive Board

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Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, mutually agreed with the Supervisory Board of SAP SE that he will depart the company.

Executive Board Departure

SAP announced that Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, mutually agreed with the Supervisory Board of SAP SE that he will depart the company, effective immediately. The Supervisory Board of SAP SE has elected to extend the Executive Board contract of Michael Kleinemeier, which will now run through 2020.

Leukert, who had been named to co-lead the SAP Digital Business Services organisation together with Kleinemeier, is a long-serving leader of the company whose career has contributed to numerous successful initiatives. He is a respected voice in the technology industry on topics including business applications, Industry 4.0 and digitisation.

“Bernd Leukert has made many contributions to the success of SAP,” said Professor Hasso Plattner, chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP SE. “We thank him for his dedication and his long service to the company. Michael Kleinemeier is highly respected by our customers. We are pleased he has extended his commitment to SAP.”

About Michael Kleinemeier

Michael Kleinemeier joined SAP in 1989. He was appointed to the Executive Board on November 1, 2015. Kleinemeier has held various leadership positions at SAP. In 2013, he was appointed President of the region Middle and Eastern Europe (MEE), where he was responsible for all market activities and the entire SAP product portfolio in this region.

From 2010 to 2012, he was Head of Global End-to-End Services. In this capacity, Kleinemeier was responsible for driving sales and market adoption of SAP’s latest solutions. In parallel he served as Head of the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). In 2007, Kleinemeier was appointed Head of Industry Solutions and Corporate Officer of SAP. From 2001 to 2007, he was Managing Director of SAP Deutschland. During that time, he was also President of the former EMEA Central sales region. From 1989 to 1999, he held key positions in sales, consulting, and training at SAP. From 1999 to 2001, Kleinemeier was Board member of itelligence AG, an SAP partner company.

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