SAP Ariba President Alex Atzberger is responsible for the strategy, operations, go-to-market, ecosystem, and product and innovation functions of the world’s largest business commerce network.
Prior to this role, Alex was chief of staff to SAP CEO Bill McDermott. In that capacity, he handled all operations of the CEO office and carried responsibility for the governance of the SAP Executive Board.
Alex also successfully led SAP’s markets strategy, competitive and market intelligence, and global pricing organization to help shape the Company's 2015 strategy.
Previously, Alex served as the head of Fast Growth Markets where he led the orchestration of all investments and overall strategy to grow SAP’s business in fast-growing countries and regions such as China, Russia, and the Middle East. He also managed SAP’s China Growth Plan and Strategy. In 2013, Alex was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum for his exceptional leadership in helping grow SAP’s business in these markets.
Alex joined SAP in 2005. Prior to SAP, he worked at McKinsey & Co. and at an Internet business-to-business marketplace start-up.
Alex holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Finance and International Business from New York University’s Leonard Stern School of Business. He lives with his wife and dog, Paco, in New York City.