The Supervisory Board of Software AG has appointed Sanjay Brahmawar (47) as the CEO of Software AG for five years as of 1 August 2018.
Brahmawar succeeds Karl-Heinz Streibich (65), who will step down after more than 14 years at the top at Software AG, having reached the recommended age limit.

“In the last 14 years, Software AG, under the leadership of Karl-Heinz Streibich, has made the biggest transformation in its nearly 50-year history,” says Andreas Bereczky, chairman of the supervisory board of Software AG. “By establishing the company’s global digitalization business, Karl-Heinz Streibich has successfully built a second robust business division — to the benefit of the company’s extensive customer base and to the benefit of our 4,600 employees worldwide. This achievement deserves our utmost gratitude and respect.

“Looking forward, we are very happy to have found Sanjay Brahmawar, a proven expert in the international IT business, who will ensure that Software AG continues to play a leading role in shaping the dynamic and competitive digitalization market with short innovation cycles.

“With Brahmawar, Software AG has won a top manager who has been very successful in the technology sector for more than 18 years. During this time, he has impressively demonstrated how to combine technological know-how with entrepreneurial vision in various management positions.

“His tasks at Software AG will be to extend the company’s global technology leadership, together with the successful management team, and gain further market share in the promising fields of the digitalisation, Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence,” Bereczky adds.

“With Sanjay Brahmawar, Software AG is excellently positioned to further expand our strong position as a pioneer of digital transformation and to implement innovative digitalization projects together with our customers, partners and employees,” says Streibich.

Brahmawar is currently GM: global revenue of IBM Watson Internet of Things in Munich, Germany. There, he is responsible for global software sales with a focus on data analysis and artificial intelligence.

Previously, he served as GM at IBM Consulting Services in London, where he was responsible for the business in the European industrial sector (oil and gas, automotive, aerospace, electronics and engineering).

He has an international and multicultural background with experience in Germany, England, Holland, Belgium, Finland and India. Brahmawar was born in India and has Belgian nationality.