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Christian Klein

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer
Joined SAP: 1999 
Appointed to Executive Board: 2018  
Current Executive Board term expires: 2021
Nationality: German
Year of Birth: 1980
Special responsibilities:
  • Customer and Employee Experience
  • Portfolio and Investment Strategy
  • Product and Services Quality
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Digital Transformation and SAP’s Digital Backbone
  • Enterprise Analytics and Data Management
  • Run Simple Initiative

Christian Klein biography:

Christian Klein is a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, leading the Global Business Operations organization. As Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for managing the digital transformation at SAP. His leadership focuses on business process simplification, product and services quality, portfolio strategy, and value achievement through digital innovation adoption to the best of our employees and customers.

Klein started his career at SAP in 1999 as a student. He held various positions in Active Global Support Operations, Services Operations and in Global Controlling and served as Chief Financial Officer of SuccessFactors (2011-2012). In 2014, he was appointed Chief Controlling Officer and on April 1, 2016, he was also named Chief Operating Officer.

Klein holds a diploma in International Business Administration from the University of Cooperative Education, Mannheim, Germany.

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