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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

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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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:

  • 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 Lamadé
  • 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
  • Bernard Liautaud
  • Gerhard Oswald
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:

  • 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

Overview of the participation of the Supervisory Board Members meetings and the committee meetings

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