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Bill McDermott is chief executive officer of SAP, the world’s business software market leader. He leads the company’s nearly 77,000 employees and 2+ million-person ecosystem in executing SAP’s vision to help the world run better and improve people’s lives.
Under Bill’s leadership, in 2014 SAP unveiled a strategy to help businesses of all sizes Run Simple in the digital economy. With the SAP HANA Cloud Platform, business applications and business networks, SAP serves approximately 300,000 customers in 190 countries. With 95 million users, SAP is the largest enterprise cloud company in the world with business networks that transact nearly $1 trillion in commerce annually.
Since 2010, Bill’s innovation-led strategy has resulted in expansive increases in customers, total revenue, market value, and profitable growth. The SAP transformation is one of many authentic stories told in Bill’s national best-selling book, Winners Dream: A Journey from Corner Store to Corner Office. The book is now in its 10th printing and was awarded the gold medal for business memoir of the year in 2014. It has been published in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany and China.
Bill serves on the boards of directors for performance apparel maker Under Armour and engineering software maker ANSYS, Inc. He has received numerous awards for his civic leadership, including City Year’s Idealist of the Year, the We Are Family Foundation’s Visionary Award and the Children’s Aid Society’s Promise Award.