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SAP SE Supervisory Board

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.
Supervisory Board Committees | Meeting participation | Profile of Skills and Expertise

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Position: Chairman of the Supervisory Board SAP SE
Year of Birth: 1944
Nationality: German
First elected: 2003
Term expires: 2019
 
Position: Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board SAP SE; Chairperson of the Spokespersons’ Committee of Senior Managers of SAP SE; Vice President, Head of SAP Alumni Relations
Year of Birth: 1964
Nationality: German
First elected: 2012
Term expires: 2019
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Position: Chairman of the Board of Directors,
Huhtamäki Oyj, Espoo, Finland
Year of Birth: 1957
Nationality: Finnish
First elected: 2002
Term expires: 2019
 
Position: Support Expert
Year of Birth: 1968
Nationality: German and Greek
First elected: 2007
Term expires: 2019
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Position: Product Manager
Year of Birth: 1976
Nationality: Slovak
First elected: 2015
Term expires: 2019

Aicha Evans

Position: Senior Vice President and
Chief Strategy Officer, Intel Corporation,
Santa Clara, USA
Year of Birth: 1969
Nationality: U.S. American
Appointed
by court:
2017
Term expires: 2019
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Position: Director at Max-Planck-Institut for computer science, Saarbrücken, Germany
Year of Birth: 1966
Nationality: German
First elected: 2012
Term expires: End of 2018
 
Position: Chief Executive Officer, Google Cloud, Google LLC; member of the Board of Directors, Alphabet, Inc., Mountain View, California, USA
Year of Birth: 1955
Nationality: U.S. American
First elected: 2018
Term expires: 2019
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Position: Product Expert, IoT-Standards
Year of Birth: 1971
Nationality: German
First elected: 2015
Term expires: 2019
 
Position: Professor for Design Research and Head of the Design Research Lab, University of Arts Berlin
Year of Birth: 1974
Nationality: German
First elected: 2015
Term expires: 2019
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Position: Head of Sponsorships Europe and Asia
Year of Birth: 1971
Nationality: German
First elected: 2002
Term expires: 2019
 
Position: Managing Partner Balderton Capital, London, Great Britain
Year of Birth: 1962
Nationality: French
First elected: 2008
Term expires: 2019
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Position: Vice President User Experience, Chief Product Expert
Year of Birth: 1966
Nationality: German
First elected: 2015
Term expires: 2019
 
Position: Group General Counsel and Head of Group Legal & Compliance, Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany
Year of Birth: 1972
Nationality: German
First elected: 2018
Term expires: 2019
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Position: Independent Management Consultant
Year of Birth: 1949
Nationality: German
First elected: 2005
Term expires: 2019
 
Position: Account Manager / Senior Support Engineer
Year of Birth: 1960
Nationality: U.S. American
First elected: 2015
Term expires: 2019
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Position: Head of Company Law Unit, Hans Böckler Foundation
Year of Birth: 1972
Nationality: German
First elected: 2015
Term expires: 2019
 
Position: Webmaster
Year of Birth: 1961
Nationality: French
First elected: 2015
Term expires: 2019
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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:

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

 

  • Andreas Hahn
  • Margret Klein-Magar
  • Lars Lamade
  • Dr. Sebastian Sick
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Audit Committee

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

Members:

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  • Dr. Schipporeit (Chairman)
  • Dr. Friederike Rotsch 

 

  • Panagiotis Bissiritsas
  • Martin Duffek
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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:

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  • Dr. Erhard Schipporeit (Chairman)
  • Pekka Ala-Pietilä
  • Dr. Friederike Rotsch
  • Panagiotis Bissiritsas
  • Robert Schuschnig-Fowler
  • Dr. Sebastian Sick
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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:

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  • Prof. Dr. Plattner (Chairman)
  • Pekka Ala-Pietilä
  • Aicha Evans
  • Prof. Feldmann
  • Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost
  • Bernard Liautaud
  • Christine Regitz (Vice Chairperson)
  • Panagiotis Bissiritsas
  • Martin Duffek
  • Andreas Hahn
  • Margret Klein-Magar
  • Pierre Thiollet
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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:

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  • Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner (Chairman)
  • Pekka Ala-Pietilä
  • Dr. Friederike Rotsch
  • Lars Lamadé
  • Dr. Erhard Schipporeit
  • Dr. Sebastian Sick
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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 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:

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  • Prof. Dr. Hasso Plattner (Chairman)
  • Prof. Anja Feldmann
  • Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost
  • Aicha Evans
  • Martin Duffek
  • Lars Lamadé
  • Christine Regitz
  • Robert Schuschnig-Fowler
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Meeting Participation

You will find an overview of the participation of the Supervisory Board Members meetings and the committee meetings here.
 

Profile of Skills and Expertise

The proper consultation with and supervision of the Executive Board requires specific knowledge, capabilities, and professional experience among the members of the Supervisory Board. To this end, the Supervisory Board of SAP SE adopted a profile of the skills and expertise that the full Supervisory Board must possess. It thus follows the recommendation in section 5.4.1 (2) of the German Corporate Governance Code.

Profile of Skills and Expertise for the Supervisory Board of SAP SE

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