The SAP SE 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.
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.
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.
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.