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Former President, Chief Executive Officer and member of the HP Board of Directors
Léo Apotheker was chief executive officer and president from November 2010 to September 2011. He served as member of the board of directors from 2010 to 2011.
Prior to joining HP, Apotheker served as CEO of SAP and as a member of SAP's executive board from 2002 until 2010. He began his career at SAP in 1988 and, over the next 20 years, was integral in helping build the company into one of the world's leading providers of enterprise software. During this time, Apotheker gained a reputation as an outstanding manager of customer relationships, an acute business strategist and a technological thought leader.
Prior to being CEO, Apotheker served as: co-CEO, deputy CEO, president of SAP EMEA, CEO of the South-West Europe region, CEO and founder of SAP France and SAP Belgium, president of Global Customer Solutions and Operations and head of North American operations.
Apotheker was the founding president and chief operating officer of ECsoft BV, one of the largest European venture capital start-ups, from 1992 to 1994. He also has held leadership and management positions at ABP Partners, McCormack & Dodge Europe, S.W.I.F.T. and Altex GmbH.
Apotheker was born in Aachen, Germany and graduated with a B.A. in economics and international relations from Hebrew University, Jerusalem. He is fluent in English, Dutch, French, German and Hebrew and was awarded the French Légion d'honneur in 2007.
He currently serves as vice chairman of the supervisory board of Schneider Electric SA and is a member of the board of PlaNet Finance, a nonprofit organization.