Supervisory Board

The Supervisory Board advises and supervises the Executive Board. The number of members in and the composition of the Supervisory Board are determined by the Articles of Incorporation and the Agreement of the Involvement of the European Employees in SAP SE. SAP's Supervisory Board currently comprises nine members elected by the shareholders at their General Meeting and nine members representing the European employees of the SAP group.

  • Supervisory Board Members
  • Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Hasso Plattner

    Chairman of the Supervisory Board

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2003
    Current term expires: 2019

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: General and Compensation Committee (Chairman), Technology and Strategy Committee (Chairman), Nomination Committee (Chairman), Special Committee (Chairman), People and Organization Committee (Chairman)

    Hasso Plattner Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Hasso Plattner is one of the founders of SAP and has been Chairman of the Supervisory Board since May 2003. In this role and as Chief Software Advisor he concentrates on defining the medium and long-term technology strategy of SAP. He also heads the Technology Committee of the SAP Supervisory Board. In 1972 Hasso Plattner and four colleagues left IBM in order to found SAP (Systems, Applications, Products). When SAP went public in 1988 Hasso was appointed Vice Chairman of the Executive Board. From 1997 to May 2003 he was Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of SAP. In May 2003 he was elected to the SAP Supervisory Board and took over the chairmanship from co-founder Dietmar Hopp. Hasso received his Master‘s Degree in Communications Engineering from the University of Karlsruhe. In 1990 the University of Saarbruecken awarded him an honorary doctorate and in 1994 he was granted an honorary full professorship. In 1998 he founded the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI) for IT Systems Engineering at the University of Potsdam with the largest single private contribution to a university ever made in Germany. He is a professor at the HPI for enterprise software systems.

    Other board memberships*:
    Supervisory Board, Oligo Lichttechnik GmbH, Hennef, Germany
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  • Christiane Kuntz-Mayr

    Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board
    Development Manager

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2009
    Current term expires: 2015

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: General and Compensation Committee, People and Organization Committee

    Christiane Kuntz-Mayr Christiane Kuntz-Mayr is a Development Manager at SAP SE. After graduating from her studies in Business Administration and working as a consultant at BULL AG, she joined SAP in 1988. Christiane Kuntz-Mayer has been a member of the Works Council since 2006 and deputy chairperson of the Supervisory Board since May 2012. She was a member of the Special Negotiation Body that negotiated the Employee Involvement Agreement for SAP SE. During her time at SAP, she has gained a wide range of experience in development work and management. Currently, she works at the SAP Innovation Center. She is also a business mediator, and is a founding member of the German Round Table for Conflict Management and Mediation.

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  • Pekka Ala-Pietilä

    Chairman of the Board of Directors, Solidium Oy, Helsinki, Finland
    Chairman of the Board of Directors, Huhtamäki Oyj, Espoo, Finland

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2002
    Current term expires: 2019

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: Technology and Strategy Committee, Nomination Committee, Special Committee

    Pekka Ala-Pietilä Pekka Ala-Pietilä was CEO and co-founder of Blyk Ltd., a mobile media company. Prior to that, he spent over 20 years in Nokia senior management: from 1992 to 1998 as President of Nokia Mobile Phones, and most recently, from 1999 through 2005, as President of Nokia Corporation and Head of Customer Market Operations. Pekka Ala-Pietilä currently serves on the SAP Supervisory Board, and since 2011 he has been the chairman of the Board of Solidium Oy, a state-owned Finnish holding company that is a major shareholder in 12 listed companies. He currently serves also as Chairman of the Board of Huhtamaki Oyj, a global packaging company. He is an honorary member of Ornamo, the Finnish Association of Designers. Pekka Ala-Pietilä read economics at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration. He holds an honorary doctorate of Technology from Tampere and an honorary doctorate of Science from Helsinki. He is also a first class knight of the Order of the White Rose of Finland.

    Other board memberships*:
    • Board of Directors, Pöyry Plc, Vantaa, Finland
    • Board of Directors, CVON Group Limited (UK), London, Great Britain
    • Board of Directors, CVON Limited (UK), London, Great Britain
    • Board of Directors, CVON Innovation Services Oy, Turku, Finland
    • Board of Directors, CVON Future Limited, London, Great Britain
    • Board of Directors, Blyk International Ltd., London, Great Britain
    • Board of Directors, Sanoma Corporation, Helsinki, Finland
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  • Panagiotis Bissiritsas

    Support Expert

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2007
    Current term expires: 2015

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: General and Compensation Committee, Finance and Investment Committee

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  • Catherine Bordelon

    Deputy Secretary of the French Works Council

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2014
    Current term expires: 2015

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committee: People and Organization Committee

    Catherine Bordelon Since 2010, Catherine Bordelon has been Deputy Secretary of the French Works Council and a member of the CFE-CGC Trade Union. She has been an active member of the European Works Council since 2012. Catherine Bordelon represented France in the Special Negotiation Body for the transformation of SAP AG to SAP SE. She is also member of a European Works Council Association in Paris and participates in the French SAP Business Women Network. After humanities studies at the University of Paris (Sorbonne), Catherine Bordelon joined SAP in 1996. She created the French Bid Office in 2005 and became Team Leader in 2008.

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  • Prof. Anja Feldmann, Ph. D.

    Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Faculty (Chair of Intelligent Networks and Management of Distributed Systems) at the Technische Universität Berlin

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2012
    Current term expires: 2019

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: Technology and Strategy Committee, People and Organization Committee

    Anja Feldmann Prof. Anja Feldmann, Ph.D., is a professor at the Technische Universität Berlin. Previously, she was a professor in the computer science department at the Technische Universität München and the Universität des Saarlandes. Prior to that, she was a member of the IP Network Measurement and Performance Department at AT&T Labs — Research. Currently Anja Feldmann focuses her research on improving the performance of the Internet. In 2011, she was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize and the Berliner Wissenschaftspreis (Berlin Science Prize). Anja Feldmann studied computer science at the University of Paderborn and received her degree in 1990. In 1991 she received a Master of Science and in 1995 a Ph.D. in computer science, both from Carnegie Mellon University.

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  • Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Haarmann

    Attorney-at-law, certified public auditor, certified tax advisor
    Partner, Linklaters LLP, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 1988
    Current term expires: 2019

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: General and Compensation Committee, Finance and Investment Committee (Chairman), Special Committee, People and Organization Committee

    Wilhelm Haarmann Wilhelm Haarmann is a lawyer, a certified public accountant, a certified tax advisor and since March 1, 2013 partner of the international law firm Linklaters LLP and has his office in Frankfurt am Main. Until the end of February 2013 Wilhelm Haarmann was name partner of HAARMANN Partnerschaftsgesellschaft, which he founded together with other partners in the beginning of 2006. He mainly advises on tax law, company law as well as on corporate transactions (M&A, private equity), and he is active as arbitrator in arbitration proceedings. Wilhelm Haarmann is a member of the SAP Supervisory Board. He is chairman of the tax committee of the Institute of Public Auditors in Germany (IDW) and a member of the Executive Board of the International Fiscal Association’s German section. From 2005 until 2009 he was a member of the Executive Board of the German Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. Furthermore, he was 15 years long a member of the World Economic Forum (until 2007). Before founding HAARMANN Partnerschaftsgesellschaft, he was partner at Haarmann, Hemmelrath & Partner, which he co-founded in 1987. Before the firm was founded he was working for Arthur Young & Co. in Frankfurt (1977 - 1979) and for Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. in Munich (1979 - 1987, since 1983 as partner). Wilhelm Haarmann is honorary professor for tax law at the University of Bamberg. He studied law and economics at the Universities of Münster and Freiburg. From 1974-1976 he was a trainee lawyer at Bielefeld and 1979 he did his doctors degree at the University Münster.

    Other board memberships*:
    Supervisory Board, Celesio AG, Stuttgart, Germany
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  • Margret Klein-Magar

    Vice President, Head of People Principles
    Chairperson of the Spokespersons’ Committee of Senior Managers of SAP AG

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2012
    Current term expires: 2015

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: General and Compensation Committee, Special Committee, Technology and Strategy Committee

    Margret Klein-Magar.jpg Margret Klein-Magar drives transformation as a human resources vice president at SAP SE. She joined SAP in 1991, working on technology platform development and in service and support. From 2000 to 2007, she headed a global product management organization in the technology platform field. After that, she drove change management and transformation in SAP development until the end of 2011. Ms. Klein-Magar has also chaired the committee of senior management spokespersons at SAP SE since 2007. She studied Information Science, Sociology, and Social Psychology at the University of the Saarland, which admitted her to the degree of Magistra Artium in 1991.

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  • Lars Lamadé

    Project Manager OPD COO

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2002
    Current term expires: 2015

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: General and Compensation Committee, Special Committee, People and Organization Committee

    Lars Lamadé Lars Lamadé began his career at SAP after passing his university-admission exams in 1990. From 1991 through 1994, he studied business administration - specializing in business information technology - at the University of Cooperative Education (Duale Hochschule) in Mannheim, Germany, in cooperation with SAP AG. Following his graduation, Lars was able to gather valuable experience in a variety of areas: Between 1994 and 1998, he worked in product marketing for R/3 PM, industry marketing for utilities and telecommunications, marketing communication for the European subsidiaries, and executive marketing. Between 1999 and 2001, he was responsible for supporting the Marketing and Business Development departments in the Global Partner Program, working closely with - among others - HP and Compaq. In 2002, Lars was elected as an employee representative on the Supervisory Board, a position that he has held for the last ten years. In 2003, he transferred to HR, where he was responsible for graduate recruitment and where his duties included organizing events for graduate applicants to SAP. Since 2004, he has worked as a project manager in the OPD Operations Office. His main duties include managing sponsoring activities and employee motivation programs, as well as organizing and conducting a variety of events and projects.

    Other board memberships*:
    Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Rhein-Neckar-Löwen GmbH, Kronau, Germany
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  • Steffen Leskovar

    Resource Manager

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2014
    Current term expires: 2015

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: Technology and Strategy Committee, Audit Committee

    Steffen Leskovar Since 2001 Steffen Leskovar has worked for SAP at Language Support. His area of responsibility comprises resource management for the countries Israel, the Arabic countries, Turkey, Romania and Kazakhstan. Since 2012 he has also served as an employee representative for the SAP colleagues in Slovenia. He was a member of the Special Negotiation Body that negotiated the Employee Involvement Agreement for SAP SE.

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  • Bernard Liautaud

    General Partner Balderton Capital, London, Great Britain

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2008
    Current term expires: 2019

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: General and Compensation Committee, Technology and Strategy Committee, Nomination Committee

    Bernard Liautaud Bernard Liautaud is general partner at Balderton Capital, a premier venture capital firm in Europe managing $2.3billion in committee capital and is located in London. Bernard founded Business Objects in 1990 and was CEO for 15 years, then served as Chairman until January 2008. With 6,700 employees, 45,000 customers and $1.5 billion of revenue in 2007, Business Objects was the world leader in Business Intelligence and one of the 15 largest software companies in the world. Business Objects was the first European software IPO on Nasdaq in 1994. In January 2008, Business Objects was acquired by SAP for $6.8 billion, making it the third largest software acquisition at the time. Bernard is a member of the SAP Supervisory Board and its strategy committee.He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Stanford University.. Bernard Liautaud is the author of the book “e-Business Intelligence: Turning Information Into Knowledge Into Profit”. He is a member of the Board of Fondation MSF (Doctors without Borders), which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999. He has received a number of distinctions including “Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur” in 2007 in France, “Time Magazine Europe‘s” Digital Top 25 and “BusinessWeek” Stars of Europe of 2002, Top 10 CEOs in North America by “Chief Executive Magazine” in 2001. Education: Diplôme d‘Ingénieur, Ecole Centrale de Paris, and Master of Science, Engineering Management, Stanford University.

    Other board memberships*:
    • Board of Directors, nlyte Software Ltd., London, Great Britain
    • Board of Directors, Talend SA, Suresnes, France
    • Board of Directors, Wonga (UK) Ltd., London, Great Britain
    • Board of Directors, SCYTL Secure Electronic Voting SA, Barcelona Spain
    • Board of Directors, Vestiaire Collective SA, Levallois-Perret, France
    • Board of Directors, Dashlane, Inc., New York, New York, USA
    • Board of Directors, Recorded Future, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • Board of Directors, eWise Group, Inc., Redwood City, California, United States
    • Board of Directors, Qubit Digital Ltd., London, UK
    • Board of Trustees, Stanford University, California, USA
    • Board of Directors, Citymapper Ltd, London, UK
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  • Dr. h.c. Hartmut Mehdorn

    CEO of FBB, Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, Berlin, Germany

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 1998
    Current term expires: 2019

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: Finance and Investment Committee, People and Organization Committee

    Hartmut Mehdorn Since April 1st, 2013, Dr.Ing. h.c. Hartmut Mehdorn is CEO of FBB, Flughafen Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH. He is also a member of the SAP Supervisory Board. From 1966 to 1978 he worked for VFW, his last position being that of production head at MBB. From 1979 – 1984 he was a member of the management of Airbus Industrie S.A. in Toulouse. Between 1984 and 1989 Hartmut Mehdorn was head of the MBB Transport- und Verkehrsflugzeuge Group and from 1985 was also a member of the MBB management team in Munich. From 1989 to 1992 Hartmut Mehdorn was Chairman of Deutsche Airbus GmbH in Hamburg and, from 1992 – 1995, he was a member of the Board of Deutsche Aerospace AG. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG from 1995 to 1999, and, from 1998 to 1999, was also a member of the Board of RWE AG. From December 1999 to April 2009 Hartmut Mehdorn has been CEO and Chairman of the Board of Deutsche Bahn AG. From September 1st he was CEO of the German airline airberlin PLC. Since April 2013 he holds the chairmanship of the Berlin Airport company. Hartmut Mehdorn studied mechanical engineering in Berlin.

    Other board memberships*:
    • Board of Directors, RZD – Russian Railways, Moscow, Russia
    • Advisory Board, Fiege-Gruppe, Greven, Germany
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  • Dr. Kurt Reiner

    Development Expert

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2012
    Current term expires: 2015

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: Finance and Investment Committee, Technology and Strategy Committee

    Kurt Reiner Kurt Reiner joined SAP SE as a software developer in 1989 and is now a development expert. He has served on the SAP SE Works Council since 2006. Mr. Reiner worked in pure research before joining SAP. He studied Physics at the University of Tübingen and the University of Manchester. Mr. Reiner holds a doctorate in Physics from the University of Tübingen.

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  • Mario Rosa-Bian

    Project Principal Consultant

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2012
    Current term expires: 2015

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: Finance and Investment Committee, People and Organization Committee

    Mario Rosa-Bian Mario Rosa-Bian has served on the Works Council of SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG since December 2006. He is a qualified wholesale and export commercial officer and began his career at Rank Xerox in 1973 in the field of organization and rationalization. He advanced to the consulting division of Nixdorf Computer AG in 1984 and then to SAP in 1987. He was one of the first consultants and instructors to specialize in SAP's R/3 human resources software. Subsequently, Mr. Rosa-Bian progressed through stages in HCM software development, human resources work, and sales before taking on the responsibilities of an SAP implementation project manager, chiefly on projects for large enterprises, in a wide variety of industries. He sits on the Supervisory Board and serves on its Mediation Committee and its Technology and Strategy Committee. In addition to these duties, he mediates in SAP's conflict management system. Mr. Rosa-Bian is the chairman of the ver.di members' group at SAP.

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  • Dr. Erhard Schipporeit

    Independent Management Consultant

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2005
    Current term expires: 2019

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: Audit Committee (Chairman), Special Committee

    Erhard Schipporeit Dr. Erhard Schipporeit is an independant management consultant. He is a non-executive director with TUI Travel PLC, and is a member of a number of supervisory boards, including that of SAP SE, Deutsche Börse AG, Talanx AG, BDO AG, and Hanover Rueckversicherung AG. He started his career in 1979 in the Bosch Group and in 1981 he joined VARTA AG/VARTA Battery AG, at that time a leading European battery company, where he became Chief Financial Officer in 1990 and Chief Executive and Chairman of the Executive Board in 1993. After the successful restructuring of VARTA the next move in his career brought him to the Munich-based conglomerate company VIAG AG as CFO. VIAG merged in 2000 with VEBA AG to form the new E.ON AG, one of the world‘s leading utility companies, where he became member of the Executive Board and CFO from 2000 to 2006. Dr. Schipporeit has a Ph.D in Business Administration from the University of Göttingen.

    Other board memberships*:
    • Supervisory Board, Talanx AG, Hanover, Germany
    • Supervisory Board, Deutsche Börse AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
    • Supervisory Board, HDI V.a.G., Hanover, Germany
    • Supervisory Board, Hannover Rückversicherung SE, Hanover, Germany
    • Supervisory Board, TUI Travel PLC, London, Great Britain
    • Supervisory Board, Fuchs Petrolub SE, Mannheim, Germany
    • Board of Directors, Fidelity Funds SICAV, Luxemburg
    • Supervisory Board, BDO AG, Hamburg, Germany
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  • Stefan Schulz

    Vice President, IP at HANA Enterprise Cloud

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2002
    Current term expires: 2015

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: Audit Committee, Technology and Strategy Committee

    Stefan Schulz Stefan Schulz joined SAP in 1998 and has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2002. His main tasks include evaluating software patents, promoting consistency in software architecture, and continuous improvement in product security. Before coming to SAP, Mr. Schulz worked in strategy consulting and in executive recruitment. He graduated from the University of Freiburg, Germany, in 1993 with a degree in economics, and in 2001 completed a degree in business administration with the University of Hagen, Germany.

    Other board memberships*:
    Supervisory Board, ORTEC International Beheer B.V., Zoetermeer, the Netherlands
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  • Jim Hagemann Snabe

    Managing Director of Snabe ApS, Copenhagen, Denmark

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2014
    Current term expires: 2019

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committees: General and Compensation Committee, Finance and Investment Committee

    Jim Hagemann Snabe Jim Hagemann Snabe joined SAP in 1990 and was co-CEO of SAP between February 2010 and May 2014. He was a member of the SAP Executive Board between July 2008 and May 2014. Since 1990, he has held various management roles in consulting, sales, and development. In 2002, he was asked to join the company’s global development unit to bring product development efforts closer to the market. In this capacity, and as a member of the SAP Executive Board and Global Managing Board, Snabe focused on developing and executing SAP's strategy, together with Bill McDermott. The co-CEOs strengthened relationships with customers and partners, drove SAP's innovation portfolio across all markets, and ensured operational excellence across the company. Snabe's views about the role which leaders and IT need to play in creating sustainable growth and responsible business strategies have been strongly shaped by his commitment to environmental and humanitarian issues. Snabe received a master's degree in operational research from the Aarhus School of Business in Denmark. He lives with his family in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    Other board memberships*:
    • Board of Directors, Bang & Olufsen A/S, Struer, Denmark
    • Board of Directors, Danske Bank A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark
    • Supervisory Board, Allianz SE, Munich, Germany
    • Supervisory Board, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany
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  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. E.h. Klaus Wucherer

    Managing Director of Dr. Klaus Wucherer Innovations- und Technologieberatung GmbH, Erlangen, Germany

    Elected to Supervisory Board: 2007
    Current term expires: 2019

    Member of the following Supervisory Board Committee: Audit Committee

    Klaus Wucherer Prof. Dr.-Ing. Dr.-Ing E. h. Klaus Wucherer is the President of the International Electrotechnical Commission, Geneva, Switzerland. He is also managing director of the Dr. Klaus Wucherer Innovations and Technologieberatung GmbH consultancy. He is also a member of the SAP Supervisory Board, as well as the supervisory boards of Leoni AG, Dürr AG and Heitec AG. From 1999 through 2007 he was a member of the Corporate Executive Committee of Siemens AG. Prior to joining the Siemens Corporate Executive Committee, he held many positions within the company including serving as president of the Automation and Drives Group, and serving as head of several subdivisions and divisions. He started his career at Siemens in 1970 as a project engineer. Klaus Wucherer studied electrical engineering and mechanical engineering and received a doctorate in engineering. He is an honorary professor at the Technical University of Chemnitz, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences and Tongji University in Shanghai, China. Klaus Wucherer is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of IPK-Berlin. He has received several distinctions including an honorary doctorate of engineering from the University of Erlangen- Nürnberg and the Nicolau Award from the International Academy for Production Engineering.

    Other board memberships*:
    • Supervisory Board, HEITEC AG, Erlangen, Germany
    • Supervisory Board Dürr AG, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
    • Supervisory Board, LEONI AG, Nürnberg, Germany
    • Supervisory Board, Festo AG & Co. KG, Esslingen, Germany
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  • Supervisory Board Committees
  • The SAP Supervisory Board has appointed committees to prepare its deliberations and implement resolutions – a measure allowed by the law.

  • General and Compensation Committee

    The General and Compensation Committee coordinates the work of the Supervisory Board and prepares the meetings of the Supervisory Board. Also, the Committee carries out the preparatory work necessary for the personnel decisions made by the Supervisory Board, e.g. remuneration as well as conclusion of, amendments to, and termination of Executive Board members' work contracts. Further, the General Committee handles matters concerning Corporate Governance.

    Members:

    - Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner (Chairman)
    - Panagiotis Bissiritsas
    - Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Haarmann
    - Margret Klein-Magar
    - Christiane Kuntz-Mayr
    - Lars Lamadé
    - Bernard Liautaud
    - Jim Hagemann Snabe

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  • Audit Committee

    The Audit Committee handles matters concerning the financial statements and the auditing of the Group accounts.

    Members:

    - Dr. Erhard Schipporeit (Chairman)
    - Steffen Leskovar
    - Stefan Schulz
    - Prof. Dr. Klaus Wucherer

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  • Finance and Investment Committee

    The Finance and Investment Committee is responsible for matters related to financing as well as for strategic and venture capital investments.

    Members:

    - Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Haarmann (Chairman)
    - Panagiotis Bissiritsas
    - Dr. h.c. Hartmut Mehdorn
    - Dr. Kurt Reiner
    - Mario Rosa-Bian
    - Jim Hagemann Snabe

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  • Technology and Strategy Committee

    The Technology and Strategy Committee observes the latest technological developments and advises the Supervisory Board, especially when decisions require detailed technological knowledge.

    Members:

    - Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner (Chairman)
    - Stefan Schulz (Vice Chairman)
    - Pekka Ala-Pietilä
    - Prof. Anja Feldmann
    - Margret Klein-Magar
    - Steffen Leskovar
    - Bernard Liautaud
    - Dr. Kurt Reiner

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  • Nomination Committee

    In accordance with a recommendation in the German Corporate Governance Code, SAP has a Nomination Committee. The purpose of the Nomination Committee is to propose suitable candidates for the Supervisory Board to recommend when the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders elects Supervisory Board members. The membership of the Nomination Committee is drawn entirely from among the shareholder-elected Supervisory Board members.

    Members:

    - Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner (Chairman)
    - Pekka Ala-Pietilä
    - Bernard Liautaud

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  • Special Committee

    The Special Committee deliberates on matters arising from extraordinary and considerable risks, such as litigations that are of some significance. It meets as and when matters are referred to it.

    Members:

    - Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner (Chairman)
    - Pekka Ala-Pietilä
    - Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Haarmann
    - Margret Klein-Magar
    - Lars Lamadé
    - Dr. Erhard Schipporeit

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  • People and Organization Committee

    The People and Organization Committee deliberates on key personnel matters and major organizational changes below Executive Board and Global Managing Board level; it also deliberates on equal opportunities for women at SAP. The Committee only advises the Executive and Supervisory Board on these matters. The Committee members are the Supervisory Board chairperson and seven other members of the Supervisory Board.

    Members:

    - Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner (Chairman)
    - Catherine Bordelon
    - Prof. Anja Feldmann
    - Prof. Dr. Wilhelm Haarmann
    - Christiane Kuntz-Mayr
    - Lars Lamadé
    - Dr. h.c. Hartmut Mehdorn
    - Mario Rosa-Bian

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*As of July 2014