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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.
 
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Prof. Dr. h.c. mult. Hasso Plattner
Chairman of the Supervisory Board SAP SE

  • Year of Birth: 1944
  • Nationality: German
  • First elected: 2003
  • Term expires: 2022

Margret Klein-Magar
Deputy Chairperson of the Supervisory Board SAP SE

  • Additional Positions: 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: 2024

Pekka Ala-Pietilä
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Huhtamäki Oyj, Espoo, Finland

  • Year of Birth: 1957
  • Nationality: Finnish
  • First elected: 2002
  • Term expires: 2022

Panagiotis Bissiritsas
Support Expert / Member of SAP SE Works Council and Member of SAP SE Works Council (Europe)

  • Year of Birth: 1968
  • Nationality: German and Greek
  • First elected: 2007
  • Term expires: 2024

Aicha Evans
Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Zoox, Inc., Foster City, California, USA

  • Year of Birth: 1969
  • Nationality: U.S. American
  • Appointed by court: 2017
  • Term expires: 2024

Diane Greene
Member of the Board of Directors, Alphabet, Inc., Mountain View, California, USA and Member of the Board of Directors Stripe, Inc., San Francisco, California, USA

  • Year of Birth: 1955
  • Nationality: U.S. American
  • First elected: 2018
  • Term expires: 2023

Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost
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: 2023

Monika Kovachka-Dimitrova
Chief Project Manager / Member of SAP SE Works Council (Europe)

  • Year of Birth: 1975
  • Nationality: Bulgarian
  • First elected: 2019
  • Term expires: 2024

Lars Lamadé
Head of Sponsorships Europe and Asia

  • Year of Birth: 1971
  • Nationality: German
  • First elected: 2002
  • Term expires: 2024

Bernard Liautaud
Managing Partner Balderton Capital, London, Great Britain

  • Year of Birth: 1962
  • Nationality: French
  • First elected: 2008
  • Term expires: 2023

Gerhard Oswald
Managing Director of Oswald Consulting GmbH, Walldorf, Germany
Associate lecturer at the Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München), Germany

  • Year of Birth: 1953
  • Nationality: German
  • First elected: January 2019
  • Term expires: 2024

Christine Regitz
Vice President User Experience, Chief Product Expert

  • Year of Birth: 1966
  • Nationality: German
  • First elected: 2015
  • Term expires: 2024

Dr. Friederike Rotsch
Group General Counsel and Head of Group Legal & Compliance, Merck KGaA Darmstadt, Germany

  • Year of Birth: 1972
  • Nationality: German
  • First elected: 2018
  • Term expires: 2024

Heike Steck
Senior Operations Manager / Member of SAP SE Works Council and Member of SAP SE Works Council (Europe)

  • Year of Birth: 1961
  • Nationality: German
  • First elected: 2019
  • Term expires: 2024

Christa Vergien-Knopf
Member of SAP SE Works Council and Member of SAP SE Works Council (Europe)

  • Year of Birth: 1961
  • Nationality: German
  • First elected: 2019
  • Term expires: 2024

Dr. Gunnar Wiedenfels
Chief Financial Officer, Discovery Communications, Inc., New York, USA

  • Year of Birth: 1977
  • Nationality: German
  • First elected: 2019
  • Term expires: 2022

James Wright
Quality Manager UK and Ireland / Active Quality Management, SAP EMEA North / Chairman of the SE Works Council (Europe)

  • Year of Birth: 1962
  • Nationality: British
  • First elected: 2019
  • Term expires: 2024

Ralf Zeiger
Chairman of SAP SE Works Council and Member of SAP SE Works Council (Europe)

  • Year of Birth: 1968
  • Nationality: German
  • First elected: 2019
  • Term expires: 2024

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)
  • Pekka Ala-Pietilä
  • Aicha Evans
  • Bernard Liautaud
  • Dr. Friederike Rotsch

 

  • Panagiotis Bissiritsas
  • Margret Klein-Magar
  • Lars Lamadé
  • Christine Regitz 
  • Ralf Zeiger 
Audit Committee

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

 

Members:

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  • Dr. Gunnar Wiedenfels (Chairman)
  • Gerhard Oswald 
  • Dr. Friederike Rotsch
  • Panagiotis Bissiritsas
  • Margret Klein-Magar
  • James Wright 
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. Friederike Rotsch (Chairman)
  • Gerhard Oswald
  • Dr. Gunnar Wiedenfels 
  • Panagiotis Bissiritsas
  • Christine Regitz
  • James Wright 
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. Hasso Plattner
    (Chairman)
  • Christine Regitz
    (Vice Chairperson)
  • Aicha Evans
  • Diane Greene 
  • Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost
  • Bernard Liautaud
  • Gerhard Oswald
  • Monika Kovachka-Dimitrova
  • Lars Lamade
  • Heike Steck
  • Christa Vergien-Knopf
  • James Wright 
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
  • Diane Greene
  • Bernard Liautaud 
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 and consist of eight members of the Supervisory Board.

 

Members:

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  • Gerhard Oswald (Chairman) 
  • Pekka Ala-Pietilä
  • Aicha Evans
  • Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost 
  • Monika Kovachka-Dimitrova
  • Heike Steck
  • Christa Vergien-Knopf
  • Ralf Zeiger 

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.

Meeting Participation

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

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