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Christian Klein

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


About Christian Klein

  • Joined SAP: 1999
  • Appointed to Executive Board: 2018 
  • Current Executive Board term expires: 2025
  • Nationality: German
  • Year of Birth: 1980

Christian Klein biography

Christian Klein is Chief Executive Officer and member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. In his role, Klein holds the overall responsibility for the corporate strategic direction, management, and performance of SAP. 

Klein joined the SAP Executive Board in 2018 as the head of the Intelligent Enterprise Group, combining global responsibility for the development and delivery of SAP’s core applications with the cross-board area mandate for SAP’s global business operations. 

Klein started his career at SAP in 1999 as a student. After holding various positions across the company, including Chief Financial Officer of SAP SuccessFactors and SAP’s Chief Controlling Officer, he was appointed Chief Operating Officer of SAP in 2016, a role in which he continued until 2021. On October 11, 2019, he was named Co-CEO of SAP SE together with Jennifer Morgan, before being appointed the sole CEO on April 20, 2020.

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


Other board memberships

  • Supervisory Board, adidas AG, Herzogenaurach, Germany (publicly listed)


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