SAP Announces Management Shake-Up

SAP is simplifying its organizational structure, and creating a single development organization, says the company.

SAP will consolidate all innovation under Vishal Sikka, member of the executive board of SAP, Technology and Innovation. Effective June 1, all SAP development and custom development leaders will report directly to Mr. Sikka.

The executive board has nominated Bernd Leukert, executive vice president for Application Innovation, to the global managing board of SAP. Mr. Leukert will report to Mr. Sikka.

SAP executive board member Gerhard Oswald will take responsibility for a new Scale, Quality and Support board area, and will be responsible for the operations of SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. Mr. Oswald will continue to be responsible for the SAP Active Global Support organization, the SAP Labs network (jointly with Mr. Sikka) and Solution and Knowledge Packaging.

Lars Dalgaard will leave the company effective June 1 to become an investor; he will continue to play an active role as an advisor to the SAP Cloud business, says the company.  

The company will consolidate its cloud go-to-market under the leadership of Bob Calderoni, CEO of Ariba, an SAP company, president of Global Cloud Operations and member of the Global Managing Board of SAP, who will also continue to lead the Ariba business network activities. Mr. Calderoni will work with Rob Enslin, president of Global Customer Operations and member of the global managing board of SAP. Mr. Enslin will continue to lead SAP’s worldwide sales and customer operations.

Luisa Delgado, member of the executive board of SAP, Human Resources, and Labor Relations Director, is leaving SAP. She will remain on board until June 30.

SAP executive board member Werner Brandt will take on the executive board responsibility for Human Resources and become the Labor Relations Director in Germany, in addition to his role as chief financial officer of SAP. Luka Mucic will become head of Finance, and support Mr. Brandt.

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