SAP announces Bernd Leukert departure from Executive Board

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SAP has announced that Bernd Leukert, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE, mutually agreed with the Supervisory Board of SAP SE that he will depart the company, effective immediately.

At the same time, the Supervisory Board of SAP SE has elected to extend the Executive Board contract of Michael Kleinemeier, which will now run through 2020.

Leukert, who had been named to co-lead the SAP Digital Business Services organization together with Kleinemeier, is a long-serving leader of the company whose career has contributed to numerous successful initiatives. He is a respected voice in the technology industry on topics including business applications, Industry 4.0 and digitization.

“Bernd Leukert has made many contributions to the success of SAP,” said Professor Hasso Plattner, chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP SE. “We thank him for his dedication and his long service to the company. Michael Kleinemeier is highly respected by our customers. We are pleased he has extended his commitment to SAP.”

“I am very proud to have been a member of the SAP Executive Board and to have launched the most groundbreaking innovation in our industry, SAP S/4HANA,” said Leukert. “I sincerely thank Hasso Plattner and the Supervisory Board for their trust and support for many years.”

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