- Associated Press - Friday, October 1, 2010

NAME _ Leo Apotheker.

AGE _ 57

BIRTH DATE _ Sept. 18, 1953

BIRTHPLACE _ Aachen, Germany, to parents who had fled the Nazis for the Soviet Union during World War II, then returned to Europe.

EDUCATION _ Bachelor’s degree, Hebrew University in Jerusalem.



EXPERIENCE _ Began his career at SAP in 1988. Apotheker was the founder of SAP France and SAP Belgium and served as CEO of those divisions from 1995-1997. From 1997-1999, he was CEO of SAP’s Southwest Europe region. He served as president of SAP’s Europe, Middle East and Africa region from 2000-2002. In 2002, he was named a member of its executive board. He was president of global customer solutions and operations from 2002-2007. He became SAP’s deputy CEO in 2007, and was named co-CEO in 2008. In 2009, Apotheker became SAP’s sole CEO; he resigned after the business software maker declined to renew his executive board member contract in February.

LANGUAGES _ English, Dutch, German, Hebrew and French.

FAMILY _ Married with two children.

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