Thomas Saueressig is a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. He leads the board area SAP Product Engineering and has global responsibility for all business software applications. This includes all functional areas, from product strategy and management to product development and innovation to cloud operations and support. Before this role, Thomas was chief information officer (CIO) and global head of IT services at SAP. He started his career at SAP in consulting for CRM implementations.Thomas has a degree in business information technology from the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim (Germany) and a joint executive MBA from ESSEC Business School (France) and Mannheim Business School (Germany).