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Thomas Saueressig

SAP Product Engineering

Thomas Saueressig biography

Thomas Saueressig is a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. He leads the Board area SAP Product Engineering and has global responsibility for all business software applications. This includes all functional areas from product strategy and management to product development and innovation as well as product delivery and support. He is responsible for a portfolio that includes the SAP S/4HANA suite, SAP Digital Supply Chain, SME, and industry solutions. In addition, SAP Product Engineering is responsible for cloud offerings such as SAP Ariba, SAP Concur, SAP Fieldglass, SAP SuccessFactors, and SAP Customer Experience. Saueressig is also in charge of all development cross-functions at SAP, comprising the global SAP Labs Network, SAP Knowledge & Education, Globalization Services, and SAP User Experience, as well as the overall quality of SAP software products. In addition, the Board area covers SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud as well as SAP’s global cloud infrastructure ensuring a consistent level of scalability, reliability, performance, security, and data protection across all solutions for SAP’s customers.

Before being appointed the head of SAP Product Engineering, Saueressig was chief information officer (CIO) and global head of IT Services at SAP. As CIO, he was responsible for SAP’s IT strategy and execution following a cloud-first approach. Under his leadership, the IT organization pioneered new business models. Prior to that, he led the enterprise mobility efforts including all cross-functions, followed by global responsibility for the IT project delivery and the client IT organization.

Saueressig started his career at SAP in consulting for CRM implementations. He spent several months in SAP Labs North America in Palo Alto, California (USA) and was a Board assistant for several years.

He was included on Fortune’s 40 Under 40 list in 2016. As global sponsor for the SAP Business Women’s Network, the largest employee network at SAP, and for the Women in Tech@SAP initiative, Saueressig supports corporate initiatives for gender equality. 

Saueressig has a degree in Business Information Technology from the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim (Germany) and a joint executive MBA from ESSEC (France) and Mannheim Business School (Germany).

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More about Thomas Saueressig

  • Joined SAP: 2004
  • Appointed to Executive Board: 2019
  • Current Executive Board term expires: 2022
  • Nationality: German
  • Year of Birth: 1985

Special Responsibilities

  • Global responsibility for all SAP business software applications
  • Responsibility for all functional areas from product strategy and management to product development and innovation as well as product delivery and support
  • Portfolio: SAP S/4HANA, SAP Digital Supply Chain, SME- and industry solutions, cloud offerings such as SAP Ariba, SAP Concur, SAP Customer Experience, SAP Fieldglass, and SAP SuccessFactors
  • User experience, quality, product enablement for solutions as well as adaptation of software to local market requirements
  • Global cloud infrastructure including SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud
  • Global responsibility for SAP Labs Network
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