Supervisory Board

Harald Martin

Chairman, Supervisory Board

Harald is Senior Vice President in the SAP Digital Business Services (DBS) board area, leading the DBS Partner Strategy and Business Development with a focus on the adoption of S/4HANA. Prior to this appointment, Harald was Senior Vice President in the SAP Global Partner Operations organization, responsible for the channel expansion strategy to identify and build additional indirect revenue streams. Harald previously held various roles including head of Strategic Service Partners, SAP’s Internet / Intranet strategy, corporate business development, and joint go-to-market with partners for SAP products, such as NetWeaver, ERP, Analytics, and MDM.

Harald is an SAP expert with over 23 years of experience in various roles. His particular areas of focus are strategic alliances, partner business development, sales, and complex project management. He also has a broad understanding of and experience in American, European, and Asian business cultures.

He is based at the SAP Corporate Headquarters in Walldorf, Germany.

Hans-Dieter Scheuermann

Deputy Chairman, Supervisory Board

Hans-Dieter Scheuermann has extensive experience at SAP in the fields of the Financials and Insurance solutions. Since 2003, he has headed the SAP Executive Value Network team, capitalizing on his now 37 years of experience of SAP financials and accounting directly in strategic customer relationships.

This team has set itself the goal of serving as “trusted advisor” to strategic customers at board level and of building a sustainable, comprehensive partnership between them and SAP. This initiative is aimed primarily at CFOs and CHOs. Following his partial early retirement from SAP in 2011, he now acts as Board Advisor for Finance Innovation for SAP and partners in the SAP ecosystem related to CFO networks. After taking full retirement in 2014, he became involved with SAP SE again, founding the SAP Senior Expert Service for SAP Retirees.

After studying mathematics at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, he started his career at SAP in 1978 as a developer for finance and accounting solutions. From 1991, he was head of development for the financials and accounting application. From 1998 to 2000, he was Director of the Industry Business Unit (IBU) Insurance. Before taking up his current role, he assumed global responsibility for the General Business Unit (GBU) Financials.

Dr. Michael Fuchs

Member, Supervisory Board

Michael’s professional career is characterized by a strong SAP and consulting focus. Over a period spanning more than 25 years, he worked in various SAP roles, gaining a 360-degree view of the company. He started out on the customer side as an in-house consultant in companies such as AEG and Ina Schaeffler. He then switched to the SAP partner and competitor side, where he assumed various executive management positions at IDS Scheer and Accenture. He later joined SAP as Global Vice President, holding various executive management roles for the License and Consulting businesses. As a member of the Executive Management Board DACH, he was head of the entire SAP Consulting business in that region. He was also a member of the Global Strategy Board at SAP.

Since 2014, Michael has been CEO of Dr. Fuchs Senior Advisors, a management consultancy firm specializing in all SAP-related strategic topics, such as SAP Security, SAP Architecture, SAP Program Management, M&A, as well as Executive Search for SAP Management positions. Michael has a doctorate in business informatics.

Antonius Kromwijk

Member, Supervisory Board

Antonius Kromwijk is a senior international executive with a passion for digital transformation. He strongly believes in the huge potential of digital-driven business development and transformation.

He is a principal partner of Glownexus, a specialist management consultancy firm which focuses on agile sourcing for Information & Communication Technology (ICT) and business services with a strong emphasis on governance risk and compliance.

Antonius is a board member of SGOA Switzerland, a non-profit organization which provides support for alternative dispute resolution for ICT disputes. He is a member of the board of EuroCIO, the network of European CIOs and member of the Swiss IT Leadership Forum. He has been a (board) member in many national and international organizations in the dairy sector, the nutritional products sector, for export industries, and for Global Standards 1 (GS1), a global standards setting organization.

He studied economics at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 1982, he joined Nestlé Netherlands in an international role for agricultural policy and exports. In 1992, he moved to the Global Export Organization in Switzerland, where he managed the international supply chain before transferring to Germany in 1998, where he took up roles in marketing and exports. He moved back to Switzerland in 2001 and has since worked on the Nestlé GLOBE project in a multitude of CIO office functions, including program management, administration, sourcing and procurement, and vendor management.

Martin Stillger

Member, Supervisory Board

Martin is CEO of the Materials Germany and Western Europe Organization of the Materials Services business area at thyssenkrupp. He is head of the top Steel Trading and Distribution Group in Europe. Prior to this, he was responsible for the Industrial Service business unit at thyssenkrupp Materials. Previously, Martin spent 17 years at Barmag, the world’s leading manufacturer of manmade fiber machinery, during which time he spent five years as a board member and five years as CEO of the company.

Martin holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has spent many years in sales and marketing-related functions. He has also held various chairs on international supervisory boards within and outside his main area of responsibility.

He is based at the thyssenkrupp headquarters in Essen, Germany.

Dr. Heiner Diefenbach

Member, Supervisory Board

Heiner is a member of the management of Engineering ITS AG, the German entity of Engineering SPA, Italy (>10,000 employees, > € 1 bn revenue) and CEO of DST IT-services GmbH, a subsidiary which focuses on outsourcing and SAP consulting.

Heiner served as the CEO of TDS Informationstechnologie AG and was the Vice President for Services Central Europe for Fujitsu. After being awarded his Ph.D. by the Technical University of Kaiserslautern, Heiner started his career with Deutsche Bank before moving to CSC Ploenzke AG, where he rose to becoming a member of the board and being responsible for Finance for the AG and the company’s business operations in Austria and Switzerland. After four years as a board member of Ploenzke, Heiner took on several leadership roles before joining the board of TDS in 2005, where he has been a member of the board ever since and took over as CEO in 2008. At TDS, he oversaw the successful turnaround and was instrumental in achieving a significant rise in profitability and revenue.

Besides his corporate leadership functions, Heiner is a member of several supervisory boards and serves as a lecturer at the Technical University of Darmstadt. He furthermore authored several books and articles and serves on the board of the VWI (Verband Deutscher Wirtschaftsingenieure e.V.).