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SAP has begun the succession process which will see the replacement of co-founder Hasso Plattner as chairman of the German software giant's supervisory board amid a seismic change in technology landscapes. The company has proposed that former Deloitte CEO Punit Renjen stands for election as a new member of the power team and …

  1. trevorde Silver badge

    Better choice

    After all the brilliant work he's done at Twitter, what better person than Elon Musk

  2. Mr D Spenser

    Not Surprising

    Just seems to be following the trend. No doubt some consultancy firm convinced this plateaued tech company to get an Indian CEO with not background in the business to come in and milk the current revenue stream for all it is worth.

  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge

    "He will hand over to Airbus's Dominik Asam"

    Which demonstrates to me that hiring a CEO has nothing to do with your business and what your company does, it's just hiring a manager.

    Preferably one that looks good and can handle himself in front of a camera.

    You spent years managing a company that makes planes ? Nobody cares. The only thing that counts is that you spent years managing in a high-profile company.

    Speaks volumes about just how disconnected management is from the actual job (yes, I know I'm preaching to the choir ; it's my PMS : Post-Monday Stress).

  4. Slipoch

    Maybe it means SAP...

    Maybe this means SAP will actually get a project to work as they advertise?

    Yeah I laughed too.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Our previous strategy trippled revenue

    But what we really need do is break the spirits of all these acquisitions and make them part of the Master Control Program.

    <End of Line>

  6. MJI Silver badge

    As a victim of Sybase takeover

    Any home phone numbers so we can demand support?

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