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About the Podcast

“Across your corporate existence, you will always face either externally introduced or internally necessary pivotal moments in which you need to decide, ‘Am I playing defence or am I playing offense?’ I think history has proven, in our industry at least, if you go into the offense you can actually translate a crisis into an opportunity.”


The small town of Walldorf in Germany isn’t just known for some of the world’s best white asparagus — it’s also home to SAP, the 30-billion dollar business process management behemoth. Luka Mucic is a member of SAP’s Executive Board, and the company’s Chief Financial Officer. Join Luka for an in-depth discussion of what separates an intelligent enterprise from one which just has lots of data, exactly why SAP was willing to take a short-term profitability hit in order to focus on cloud infrastructure, and what we can expect from the next generation of business process intelligence tools. Plus, you’ll get a sneak peek at what’s coming up at SAP’s global virtual user and customer conference, SAPPHIRE NOW.

About the Speaker

Luka Mucic is a member of the Executive Board and chief financial officer (CFO) of SAP SE. His responsibilities include the areas of finance and administration and he has served in this function since July 2014. Besides his role as CFO, Mucic oversees SAP’s sustainability efforts. He is also responsible for the Business Process Intelligence unit, bringing together the company’s long-standing experience in understanding our customers’ business processes with data and intelligence.


In July 2013, Mucic assumed the role of head of Global Finance. In this capacity, he took on the responsibility for Global Finance Infrastructure, Global Governance, Risk & Compliance, Global Tax, Global Treasury, Global Field Finance, and Cloud Finance. Prior to that, he served as CFO for Global Customer Operations and head of Global Field Finance at SAP. In this role, he was responsible for all finance, controlling, and commercial functions in SAP’s worldwide field organization.


From 2008 to 2012, Mucic served as the CFO of SAP’s DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland) and SAP Deutschland AG & Co. KG. Prior to that, he served in various executive roles within the Global Finance and Administration board area, overseeing merger and acquisition activities, heading SAP’s Global Risk Management organization, and leading the legal function of SAP Markets Europe GmbH. He began his career at SAP in 1996 as a member of SAP’s Corporate Legal department, where he focused on corporate and commercial law.


Mucic holds a joint executive MBA from ESSEC, France, and Mannheim Business School, Germany, and a master’s degree in law from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He has completed the second legal state examination in Germany.

Your Host
Mark Jeffries
Former Merrill Lynch stockbroker turned author and Keynote Speaker, Mark Jeffries, has become a trusted adviser and communications consultant to some of the world’s largest and most successful organizations. Mark has spoken in front of more than 100,000 event delegates, published two books, appeared on Network TV numerous times and has launched an innovative e-learning course, “The Art of Business Influence - Selling without Selling.”