Business 100 – 2018

Bill McDermott/SAP

Bill McDermott is CEO of SAP, the world’s business software market leader. He leads the company’s more than 95K employees and 2+ million-person ecosystem in executing SAP’s vision to help the world run better and improve peoples’ lives.

Since becoming CEO in 2010, Bill’s innovation-led strategy for SAP has resulted in expansive increases in customers, total revenue, market value and profitable growth. One of the most popular leaders in business, Bill’s employee approval rating on website Glassdoor hovers around 99%. Bill is a member of the European Roundtable of Industrialists, the Business Roundtable and the U.S. Business Council. He also serves on the boards of performance apparel maker Under Armour, engineering software maker ANSYS, Inc. and security solutions leader Dell SecureWorks. He has received numerous awards for his civic leadership, including GENYOUth’s Vanguard Award, City Year’s Idealist of the Year, the We Are Family Foundation’s Visionary Award and the Children’s Aid Society’s Promise Award. He is a proud supporter of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson Health. His roots are in Roscommon. ♦