Luisa Deplazes Delgado is a member of the Executive Board and Global Managing Board of SAP AG and is the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), She is responsible for all human resources activities at SAP globally and serves as Labor Relations Director of SAP AG. She joined SAP in September 2012.
Before joining SAP, Luisa Deplazes Delgado spent more than 20 years in business and HR functions with Procter & Gamble (P&G), most recently CEO and general manager of P&G Nordic, based in Stockholm, Sweden. From 2007 to 2012, Luisa Deplazes Delgado led a significant business transformation effort in the region. She brought the organization closer to the digitally-savvy Nordic customer base through innovative sales and marketing as well as organizational and leadership programs, which in turn drove growth and productivity in the region. Previously, Luisa Deplazes Delgado served for seven years as P&G's head and vice president of HR for Western Europe, leading the transformation of its HR function to strategic business partner and change agent. She has worked for P&G in various local and international roles in Portugal, the UK, Belgium and Switzerland, both in business units and corporate HR.
Luisa Deplazes Delgado is responsible for driving and enhancing SAP's strategic people agenda, focusing on leadership development, talent development, recruitment and employee engagement, as well as organizational design and simplification, which are essential for the long term success of SAP, and the achievement of the company's 2015 goals.
Luisa Deplazes Delgado studied law at the Université de Genève. She holds a master's degree in law from the University of London's King's College and London School of Economics, as well as other post-graduate qualifications.
Luisa Deplazes Delgado is member of the supervisory board of INGKA Holding B.V. (also called the IKEA Group), Leiden, Netherlands; and member of the Board of Directors of SAFILO Group S.p.A., Padua, Italy.