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 and 2020, he was recognised as one of 'The Top 25 Software CEOs of Europe.’