September 18, 1953

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Leo Apotheker was most recently the CEO of Hewlett Packard.

He previously served as the Co - CEO of SAP from April 2008 until February of 2010.

Before his appointment as SAP's Co - CEO, Apotheker was Deputy CEO from 2007 to 2008, member of the SAP AG Executive Board and President of Global Customer Solutions Operations from 2002 to 2007, and President of SAP EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) from 1999 to 2002.

He was CEO and Founder of SAP France and SAP Belgium and President of SAP's South West Europe region.

During Apotheker's more than 20 years at SAP, he was a driving force in making it the largest business software applications company in the world. Apotheker helped develop and implement the most significant changes in SAP history. During his tenure, he transformed R&D and technology platforms and expanded business models and customer segments. Apotheker also helped lead SAP to 18 consecutive quarters of double-digit software revenue growth between 2004 and 2009.

Apotheker was the founding President and Chief Operating Officer of ECsoft BV, one of the largest European venture capital start-ups, from 1992 to 1994.

He also has held Leadership and Management positions at,

ABP Partners,


Dodge Europe,

S.W.I.F.T. ,

Altex GmbH .

Apotheker was born in Aachen, Germany on September 18, 1953 .

He graduated with a BA in Economics and International Relations from Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

He is fluent in five languages (English, Dutch, French, German and Hebrew) and was awarded the French Légion d’honneur in 2007 in recognition of his business leadership and contribution to the French economy.

Apotheker currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Schneider Electric SA .

He is a member of the Board of Directors of,

GT Nexus,

The Board of PlaNet Finance, a not-for-profit organization.

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