Business 100 – 2019

Adaire Fox-Martin/SAP

Adaire Fox-Martin is a member of the executive board of SAP SE, Leading Global Customer Operations in 71 countries. She is responsible for SAP’s business across the globe with a resolute focus on the success of over 437,000 customers and over 14,000 GCO employees worldwide. Adaire is passionate about helping customers realize greater business value through technology in their own unique environments. Adaire founded the SAP One Billion Lives Ventures, a social intrepreneurship program focused on improving the lives of one billion people around the world through creation of sustainable business ventures that have a social mission at the core of the operations. With Adaire’s support SAP and Social Enterprise UK have created a dedicated content channel that promotes current thinking from the world of social enterprise. Taking the name for its purpose – to improve one billion lives – the One Billion Lives platform aims to bring social entrepreneurs and corporate leaders closer together to accelerate the movement. In 2019, Adaire was named to Fortune Magazine’s Top 50 most powerful women international list for the third time running.