Christian Klein is serving as the CEO of the well-known multinational software company SAP SE. Starting his career with SAP only, Klein went on to become the Chief Controlling Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Co-Chief Executive Officer and finally the Chief Executive Officer in 2020. Earlier, he held the position combined with Jennifer Morgan but after she stepped down from the role and Christian became the sole CEO. Other than this, Klein also acts as a Member of the Supervisory Board of well-known companies like Adidas and Baden-Badener Unternehmer-Gespräche. Due to his strong work ethic, team effort, creativity and many other management skills, Klein is counted among the best CEOs in the world. For more details about Christian Klein including his net worth, career details, milestones and much more, follow this article.
Christian Klein Salary & Net Worth 2023
Klein is currently working as the CEO and COO (Chief Operating Officer) and is also a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE. The total compensation that he is getting for his combined role is somewhere around $1,851,600.
|Net worth||$5 million (est.)|
|Total compensation||$1,851,600 (est.)|
|Appointed to Executive Board||2018|
|Current Executive Board term expires||2025|
|Other activities||Adidas, Member of the Supervisory Board (since 2020) Baden-Badener Unternehmer-Gespräche (BBUG), Member of the Board (since 2019)|
Christian Klein Personal Biography
Christian Klein was born on 4 May 1980 in Mühlhausen, Germany. He has done his diploma in International Business Administration from the University of Cooperative Education in Mannheim, Germany. Klein states that he is a soccer fan and is a devoted supporter of Ajax, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City and FC Barcelona. Not much detail about his married life is known and from what is known, he is currently unmarried and has never been engaged before.
|Full name||Christian Klein|
|Years active||2019 – present|
|Education||Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University|
|Place of birth||Mühlhausen, Germany|
|Date of birth||4 May 1980|
|Languages known||German & English|
Professional Career with SAP SE
Klein started his career at SAP when he was only a student. He held many roles in the company in their Services Operations, Active Global Support Operations, Global Controlling and others. From 2011 to 2012, he served as Chief Financial Officer of SAP SuccessFactors and became Chief Controlling Officer (COO) in 2014. On April 1, 2016, Klein was named Chief Operating Officer of the company. As a COO and head of the Intelligent Enterprise Group, Klein handled the global responsibility for the development and delivery of SAP’s core applications with the cross-board area mandate for the company’s global business operations. His Intelligent Enterprise Group drove the product management and digital core development functions in the company. In his current role as the CEO of the company, Klein holds total responsibility for the management, strategic direction and performance of SAP.
Major Career Milestones
Since his joining SAP in 1999, Christian has come a long way and has held many major responsibilities at the company. Let us have a look below at the different major milestones that he has received in his career with SAP.
- Since 04/2020: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for SAP SE, Walldorf, Germany
- From 10/2019 to 04/2020: Co-Chief Executive Officer (Co-CEO) for SAP SE, Walldorf, Germany
- Since 01/ 2018: Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Board, SAP SE, Walldorf, Germany
- From 04/2016 to 12/2017: Chief Operating Officer and Chief Controlling Officer, SAP SE, Walldorf, Germany
- From 07/2015 to 03/2016: Chief Controlling Officer, Head of Global Controlling, SAP SE, Walldorf, Germany
- From 08/2013 to 07/2015: Head of SAP Corporate Controlling, SAP SE, Walldorf, Germany
- From 03/2012 to 08/2013: CFO SAP Cloud, SAP SuccessFactors, San Francisco, USA
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