Lars Dalgaard joined SAP to run a newly formed Cloud Business Unit when SAP acquired SuccessFactors, the company he founded in 2001. As a member of the SAP Executive Board and the SAP Global Managing Board, Lars Dalgaard owns all responsibility around the company's Cloud business including strategy, product development, and all related go-to-market capabilities.
Dalgaard was chosen as "Best CEO of a Large Company" in the 2010 San Francisco Business Times Innovation and Technology Awards, and E&Y "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2009.
Prior to SuccessFactors, Dalgaard spent five years with Unilever and three years at Novartis respectively, working in five different countries (Germany, Switzerland, USA, Holland, and Denmark) with roles in Global Mergers – Acquisitions, Corporate Finance and Controlling, and Sales. He also ran a global business unit and served as a local company CEO, consolidating five acquisitions into one company that subsequently gained 80 percent market share.