Sanjay Brahmawar (50), CEO of Software AG, joins Frankfurt School of Finance & Management as the latest member of the Board of Trustees. He regularly speaks to students, graduates and academics at Frankfurt School on current challenges such as blockchain, machine learning or the "digital iron curtain". Today, Sanjay Brahmawar attended the meeting of the Board of Trustees for the first time.
"With Sanjay Brahmawar, we have won the CEO of a listed, world-leading tech company for our board of trustees", said Professor Nils Stieglitz, President of Frankfurt School. "He is an executive who holds a MBA and brings a broad array of professional and life experience from different cultures. As CEO of Software AG, he is at the forefront of shaping digitisation. Now he will enrich Frankfurt School with his personal and professional experience from various industries. I would like to thank Sanjay for his commitment to our business school. His input is very valuable for our development."
Sanjay Brahmawar, Chief Executive Officer of Software AG said: “Joining the Board of Trustees of one of the leading business schools in Europe is an honor and a responsibility to champion the role of technology in our economy. Technology has been the key driver for economic growth and will be essential to reinvigorating our economy as we enter recovery. Together with other members and the management team, we will build on the school’s successes in developing tomorrow’s global leaders.”
The Board of Trustees monitors and advises Frankfurt School’s management. It currently comprises eleven members and meets twice a year. It is chaired by Rainer Neske (Chairman of the Board of Management of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg); honorary chairmanship is held by Prof Klaus-Peter Müller (Honorary Chairman of the Board of the Commerzbank Foundation, Honorary Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Commerzbank AG). The members are Sanjay Brahmawar (CEO of Software AG), Dr (hc) Udo Corts (former Hessian Minister for Science and Art, Chairman of the Advisory Board of DVAG), Dr Michael Diederich (Spokesman of the Board of Management of UniCredit Bank AG), Alexander Doll (Chairman of the Supervisory Board and member of the Global Management Committee at Lincoln International), Dr Cornelius Riese (Co-Chairman of the Management Board of DZ Bank), Stephan Sturm (Chairman of the Management Board, Fresenius Management SE), Dr Ralf P Thomas (Chief Financial Officer of Siemens AG), Dr Jens Weidmann (President of Deutsche Bundesbank), Dr Theodor Weimer (Chairman of the Management Board of Deutsche Börse) and Martin Zielke (Chairman of Commerzbank AG).
Sanjay Brahamwar has been Chief Executive Officer of Software AG since August 2018. Previously, he was Managing Director at IBM Watson Internet of Things in Munich and Managing Director of IBM Consulting Services in London. Sanjay Brahmawar studied engineering and business administration and has lived and worked in England, Holland, Belgium, Finland and India. He currently lives in Darmstadt, Germany.