Business 100 - 2011

Bill McDermott/SAP, AG


Bill McDermott was appointed co-CEO of SAP on February 7, 2010. He was first named to the SAP Executive Board in 2008 to manage global field operations, a responsibility he continues to maintain as co-CEO.

Before joining SAP, Bill served as executive vice president of Worldwide Sales & Operations at Siebel Systems, and president of Gartner, Inc., where he led the company’s core operations. He is a member of the National Advisory Board for KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) and the Advisory Board for Villanova University.

Bill earned his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, after first receiving a BS in business administration from Dowling College.

Bill is an active community leader and advocate for corporate social responsibility. In 2005, he was elected to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and to the Chamber Foundation Board. Bill is a third-generation Irish American with roots in Co. Roscommon on his father’s side.