In mid-2021 Dr Christian Schmeichel assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Future of Work Officer, leading SAP’s newly created global Future of Work organisation. In this role, he is responsible for driving SAP’s holistic Future of Work agenda – focusing on leading-edge people practices and innovative workplace approaches for SAP’s more than 100,000 employees across the globe to continuously attract and retain the best talent in the industry.
From 2019 to 2021 Schmeichel served as Head of HR for multiple SAP Board Areas including the Office of the CEO, Technology & Innovation, and Global HR, where he and his team designed business-focused people strategies to help drive SAP’s own business transformation across talent, leadership and culture.
From 2015 to 2018 Schmeichel was COO for HR, where he led SAP’s HR transformation aiming at best-in-class employee experiences for SAP’s global and diverse workforce utilising advanced people technology and analytics. Previously, he held various global and local management positions such as Head of HR Strategy, Programs and Processes and Head of HR at SAP Japan Co., Ltd. based in Tokyo.
Prior to joining SAP in 2005 Schmeichel worked as a Strategy Consultant advising clients on how to improve organisational performance and effectiveness. He is considered an expert on the topic of the future of work as well as global HR transformation programmes in the era of digitalisation.
Being a global citizen who has worked and lived in Asia, Europe and the US, he currently lives with his family close to SAP’s headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany.