The 51-year-old is responsible for sales, operational business and strategic development in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary. In this position follows plaintiff Hartmut Thomsen, who SAP left of his own volition. He will report to Scott Russell, Member of the Executive Board at SAP SE.
He thanks Hartmut Thomsen for more than ten years of “outstanding” work at SAP and happily welcomes his successor: “Kläger is very familiar with the MEE region. His appointment ensures a smooth transition there and ensures their continued sustainable transition to the cloud,” he said Russell further.
After studying business administration at the University of Applied Sciences for Technology and Economics in Reutlingen, Klagenfurt started his career at Volkswagen in Mexico in 1998. In the same year he switched to Arthur Andersen Management Consulting, where he worked as an SAP consultant until 1999. From 2001 the plaintiff worked for IBM Germany – first as an account executive, later as a software sales manager. From mid-2007, the manager managed software sales in the manufacturing and distribution area at Hewlett-Packard for three and a half years and then took over the entire software services business in Germany as country manager for two and a half years.
In 2012, Plaintiff moved to SAP, where he was responsible for sales for the process, consumer goods and services industries for six years. From 2018 to 2020 he worked as COO and Head of Cloud for the Central and Eastern Europe region at SAP. For the past year and a half, he has managed the fortunes of SAP Germany SE & Co. KG as Managing Director. SAP will announce his successor in this position shortly.
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