Business 100 - 2012

Bill McDermott

Bill McDermott/SAP, AG

Bill McDermott was appointed co-CEO of SAP alongside Jim Hagemann Snabe in February 2010. In this capacity, and as a member of the SAP Executive Board, Bill oversees strategic business activities for all customer operations, sales, marketing, communications, corporate development, and ecosystem activities. He previously oversaw SAP’s operations in the Americas and Asia Pacific Japan regions.

Bill earned his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University,  and a BS from Dowling College. He has completed the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School. In 2010, Bill McDermott was named among the “Top 25 Most Influential Executives of 2010” in information technology by CRN (Computer Reseller News) magazine. As an active community leader and advocate for corporate social responsibility, he has been widely recognized for his civic leadership, most recently as the 2012 NPower Gala Honoree.

Bill is a third-generation Irish American with roots in Co. Roscommon on his father’s side.