This Executive Board division, headed by Thomas Saueressig (38)—a member of the SAP Executive Board since 2019—will be focused on ensuring customers’ ability to embrace continuous innovation in the cloud. As a result, Muhammad Alam (46) will succeed Thomas Saueressig on the company's Executive Board and assume responsibility for product development at SAP.
Muhammad Alam has been appointed to the company's Executive Board to succeed Thomas Saueressig, effective April 1, 2024. Alam joined SAP on January 31, 2022 as President and Chief Product Officer for the Intelligent Spend and Business Network. In this role, he leads the engineering and design teams focusing on procurement, travel and expense management, external workforce management, and the SAP Business Network. Prior to joining SAP, Alam spent 17 years at Microsoft, most recently as Corporate Vice President of Product and Engineering for Microsoft Dynamics 365 business applications.
"Since I joined SAP, I have been amazed by the breadth and depth of our product portfolio, our engineering excellence and the tremendous value our engineers create for SAP’s customers. I am truly honored to have been appointed to the Executive Board and thank the Supervisory Board for their trust. Together with the best product and engineering team in the world, we will continue our transformation journey and bring incredible innovation to life across and beyond our solutions for customers." Muhammad Alam