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Sanjay Brahmawar

CEO

Software AG

Darmstadt, DE

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Sanjay’s Biography

Sanjay Brahmawar is a distinguished technology executive, who heads Software AG as CEO.

He is the first non-German CEO to take over the reins of the global technology innovator and is successfully transforming the business. With over two decades of international experience, he has extensive software and Internet of Things expertise and leads the organisation with a strong entrepreneurial approach. Based in Germany, Sanjay is steering the business through a new era of digitisation and connectivity. Executing against a multi-year strategy to develop sustainable, profitable growth, Software AG is enabling digital transformation for customers in over 70 countries.

Prior to joining Software AG, Sanjay held several senior positions at IBM, most recently that of General Manager for Global Revenue at Watson IoT. He started as an Associate Partner and transitioned into numerous high-level positions, including General Manager, Vice President & Executive Partner, across several subsidiaries at IBM.

He joined IBM from PwC where he was a Management Consultant. Sanjay started his career as...
Sanjay Brahmawar is a distinguished technology executive, who heads Software AG as CEO.

He is the first non-German CEO to take over the reins of the global technology innovator and is successfully transforming the business. With over two decades of international experience, he has extensive software and Internet of Things expertise and leads the organisation with a strong entrepreneurial approach. Based in Germany, Sanjay is steering the business through a new era of digitisation and connectivity. Executing against a multi-year strategy to develop sustainable, profitable growth, Software AG is enabling digital transformation for customers in over 70 countries.

Prior to joining Software AG, Sanjay held several senior positions at IBM, most recently that of General Manager for Global Revenue at Watson IoT. He started as an Associate Partner and transitioned into numerous high-level positions, including General Manager, Vice President & Executive Partner, across several subsidiaries at IBM.

He joined IBM from PwC where he was a Management Consultant. Sanjay started his career as Business Development Manager at Honda before he moved on to work as a Business Manager at DSM and General Manager of Belgium at FedEx Services.

Sanjay divides his time between his executive roles at Software AG and his position as Chairman of the Management Board. He is a Trustee of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and contributes to ADAMOS as a Member of the Advisory Board. He is also a Member of the Forbes Technology Council, a members-only group for C-suite and industry executives.

Sanjay is an influential thought leader in the software industry and frequently appears as a guest speaker. His view is that transformation is about more than just cosmetic changes, those companies that want to succeed are those who look at fundamental modernisation of their IT infrastructure.

In 2019, 2020 and 2021, he was recognised as one of 'The Top 25 Software CEOs of Europe’.
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Sanjay’s Newsfeed

Fortune
Data sharing and ally-shoring: Global problems require collaborative solutions

In this Forbes article, Software AG CEO Sanjay Brahmawar explains how ally-shoring and data sharing can help get global supply chains back on track.

Forbes
How Business Leaders Can Leverage Tech To Deliver On Consumer Expectations

In an article written for Forbes, Sanjay Brahmawar, CEO of Software AG discusses how industry leaders can optimise the use of tech within their companies to deliver on consumer expectations.

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Sanjay’s Background

Software AG
CEO
Aug 2018 - Present
Darmstadt, DE
Software AG is the software pioneer of a connected world and helps over 10,000 organisations use software to connect people, departments, systems and devices. The company focuses on empowering truly connected enterprises using integration & APIs, IoT & analytics and business & IT transformation. Their products establish a fluid flow of data that allows everything and everyone to work together.
IBM
General Manager - Global Revenue Watson Internet of Things
Jan 2016 - Feb 2018
London, UK
Founded in 1911, IBM is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in New York and operations in over 170 countries.
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Sanjay’s Gallery

Board Positions

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Member of the Board of Trustees
Nov 2020 - Present
Frankfurt, DE
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management is a private, prestigious centre for higher education in the financial sector.
Software AG
Chairman of the Software AG Management Board
Aug 2018 - Present
Darmstadt, DE
Sanjay divides his time between his executive role as Chief Executive Officer of Software AG and his board position as Chairman of the Software AG Management Board.

Advisory Roles

ADAMOS
Member of the Advisory Board
Aug 2018 - Present
Darmstadt, DE
ADAMOS (Adaptive Manufacturing Open Solutions) is a strategic alliance of industry leaders safeguarding future topics such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The alliance brings together innovations in digitalisation, specifically focusing on mechanical and plant engineering.

Media

Sanjay Brahmawar - IBM Cognitive Summit 2017
Presenter
Oct 2017
Dubai, AE
Sanjay in his previous capacity as IBM General Manger at Watson IoT, discusses 'Illuminating Cognitive Intelligence' at IBM Genius of Things Event.

Interviews

Software AG 'focusing so much' on building growth mindset, says CEO
Interviewee
Apr 2021
Darmstadt, DE
Sanjay is interviewed by CNBC to discuss Software AG's first-quarter earnings. He talks about the company's internal transformation goals to achieve rapid growth for the organisation.
Software AG CEO: Pandemic Has Accelerated Digital Shift
Interviewee
Jan 2021
Darmstadt, DE
Sanjay is in conversation with Caroline Hepker and Robert Hearing to discuss the post-pandemic digital shift.
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Features

15 Important Lessons Business Leaders Can Learn From Tech Industry Giants
Featured
Feb 2021
Jersey City, NJ, USA
Sanjay was featured as an expert in a Forbes Technology Council article outlining key lessons for business leaders.
Software AG CEO delivers Q2 Results
Featured
Jul 2020
Darmstadt, DE
Sanjay delivers Software AG's second quarter earnings and growth for 2020. He shares that despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the company has remained resilient and adaptable.

Publications

How to make ‘Digital Transformation’ about more than new technology
Author
Feb 2021
Epsom, UK
Sanjay shares three key insights into successfully executing digital transformation projects.
As digital disruption continues to shape the business landscape, Europe’s software sector must evolve.
Author
Feb 2020
London, UK
Sanjay Brahmawar encourages European software developers to evolve and lead the change in the coming fourth industrial revolution.

Memberships

Forbes Technology Council
Member
2020 - Present
Boston, MA, USA
The Forbes Council is a private, members-only group for leaders in their field. The Different Councils allow industry leaders to collaborate and innovate. Sanjay is a member of the distinguished Forbes Council and is part of the Technology Council.

Awards & Endorsements

The Stevie Awards
Gold Stevie Award for Executive of the Year, Computer Software
Aug 2021
New York, NY, USA
Sanjay was awarded a Gold Stevie for Executive of the Year in Computer Software for his success in leading the business and cultural transformation at Software AG.

Specialist Courses

INSEAD Business School Executive Education
2020
Fontainebleau, FR
The M&A and Corporate Strategy programme is aimed at industry leaders to assist with a better understanding of financial developments within organisations.

Community Engagement

The Valuable 500
Valuable Leader
London, UK
As CEO of Software AG, Sanjay leads with his commitment to the Valuable 500 global movement that is putting disability on the business leadership agenda.

Sanjay’s Education

University of Leeds logo University of Leeds logo
University of Leeds
MBA, Finance and Marketing
1996 - 1997
Delhi Technological University logo Delhi Technological University logo
Delhi Technological University
Bachelors, Civil Engineering
1988 - 1992