Bill McDermott

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Bill McDermott is CEO of SAP, the German multinational that specializes in enterprise software. Named co-CEO in 2010 and sole CEO in 2014, he’s the only American ever to lead SAP in its 45-year history. SAP has 83,000 employees worldwide (including 18,000 in the U.S.) and generated about $23 billion in 2015 revenue.

SAP CEO Bill McDermott Talks about the Characteristics of a Leader

No leader gets to the top without a fight, without facing disappointment and adversity, without making mistakes. Sometimes leaders get beat. But leaders of consequence find a way to rise after a fall, and those stories are the ones that teach, the ones that build and restore trust.
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