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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: 2019

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: 2019

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

  • Year of Birth: 1957
  • Nationality: Finnish
  • First elected: 2002
  • Term expires: 2019

Panagiotis Bissiritsas
Support Expert

  • Year of Birth: 1968
  • Nationality: German and Greek
  • First elected: 2007
  • Term expires: 2019

Martin Duffek
Product Manager

  • Year of Birth: 1976
  • Nationality: Slovak
  • First elected: 2015
  • Term expires: 2019

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: 2019

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

  • Year of Birth: 1955
  • Nationality: U.S. American
  • First elected: 2018
  • Term expires: 2019

Andreas Hahn
Product Expert, IoT-Standards

  • Year of Birth: 1971
  • Nationality: German
  • First elected: 2015
  • Term expires: 2019

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: 2019

Lars Lamadé
Head of Sponsorships Europe and Asia

  • Year of Birth: 1971
  • Nationality: German
  • First elected: 2002
  • Term expires: 2019

Bernard Liautaud
Managing Partner Balderton Capital, London, Great Britain

  • Year of Birth: 1962
  • Nationality: French
  • First elected: 2008
  • Term expires: 2019

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: until May 2019

Christine Regitz
Vice President User Experience, Chief Product Expert

  • Year of Birth: 1966
  • Nationality: German
  • First elected: 2015
  • Term expires: 2019

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: 2019

Dr. Erhard Schipporeit
Independent Management Consultant

  • Year of Birth: 1949
  • Nationality: German
  • First elected: 2005
  • Term expires: 2019

Robert Schuschnig-Fowler
Account Manager / Senior Support Engineer

  • Year of Birth: 1960
  • Nationality: U.S. American
  • First elected: 2015
  • Term expires: 2019

Dr. Sebastian Sick
Head of Company Law Unit, Hans Böckler Foundation

  • Year of Birth: 1972
  • Nationality: German
  • First elected: 2015
  • Term expires: 2019

Pierre Thiollet
Webmaster

  • Year of Birth: 1961
  • Nationality: French
  • First elected: 2015
  • Term expires: 2019

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
Audit Committee

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

 

Members:

  • Dr. Schipporeit (Chairman)
  • Dr. Friederike Rotsch
  • Panagiotis Bissiritsas
  • Martin Duffek
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)
  • Gerhard Oswald
  • Dr. Friederike Rotsch
  • Panagiotis Bissiritsas
  • Robert Schuschnig-Fowler
  • Dr. Sebastian Sick
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)
  • Gerhard Oswald
  • Aicha Evans
  • Diane Greene
  • Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost
  • Bernard Liautaud
  • Panagiotis Bissiritsas
  • Martin Duffek
  • Andreas Hahn
  • Margret Klein-Magar
  • Pierre Thiollet
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
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
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)
  • Gerhard Oswald
  • Prof. Dr. Gesche Joost
  • Aicha Evans
  • Martin Duffek
  • Lars Lamadé
  • Christine Regitz
  • Robert Schuschnig-Fowler

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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