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SAP Names COO Erwin Gunst Labor Relations Director and Responsible for HR, IT, and SAP Labs

(PresseBox) (Walldorf, ) SAP today named Chief Operating Officer Erwin Gunst labor relations director of SAP AG, effective January 1, 2009. He replaces SAP Executive Board member Claus Heinrich, who recently announced he will be leaving SAP on May 31, 2009. Until his official departure date, Heinrich will be actively involved in the transition phase to provide support and guidance where required to ensure a smooth transfer of responsibility.

In addition to his existing position, COO Erwin Gunst will assume responsibility for Global Human Resources, SAP IT, and the SAP Labs network on January 1, 2009. Gunst was appointed to the Executive Board of SAP AG, effective July 1, 2008, as chief operating officer. Previously, Gunst served as president of the SAP EMEA region. Gunst joined SAP in May 1988 and since then has held several management positions in the company.

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