Dr. Marcell Vollmer

Chief Digital Officer

Chief Digital Officer Marcell Vollmer is responsible for defining and driving digital transformation for SAP Ariba customers globally. A thought leader in procurement, supply chain, finance, and shared services, Marcell’s expertise lies in defining digital transformation strategy. He makes Run Simple a reality for customers around the world by helping them achieve significant cost reductions in procurement.

Previously, Marcell was chief operating officer for SAP Ariba. In this role, he successfully developed and led global business development, procurement, go-to-market, sales operations, and enablement. Prior to that, he was chief procurement officer for SAP and was responsible for the reorganization and process optimization for an end-to-end, source-to-pay organization.

Since joining SAP in 2005, he has held various leadership roles involving restructuring, improving project efficiency, and execution of global programs in finance, procurement, sales, human resources, and post-merger integrations. 

Marcell has a PhD and Masters Degree in Economics from University of Hamburg. He is well known throughout the industry as a procurement and business thought leader. An author of books and a popular blog, he is frequently invited to speak at industry events.