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Software AG Expands Executive Board: New Chief Customer Officer Appointed

Software AG’s (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) Supervisory Board has appointed Mr. Eric Duffaut (52) as member of the Executive Board (Vorstand), effective as of October 1st, 2014. He will be responsible, as Chief Customer Officer, for Software AG’s global sales, consulting services and marketing. Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Andreas Bereczky, said: “With Eric Duffaut we were able to win a high-profile executive with many years of distinctive international management and sales experience in the software industry.”

Software AG's Supervisory Board has appointed Mr. Eric Duffaut as member of the Executive Board, eff ...

Software AG's Supervisory Board has appointed Mr. Eric Duffaut as member of the Executive Board, effective as of October 1st, 2014. (Photo: Business Wire)

Karl-Heinz Streibich, CEO of Software AG, said: “With the appointment of Eric Duffaut we are bundling all our go-to-market activities. This will accelerate our transformation to a totally customer centric organization. Through this new organizational structure we will better utilize the leading position of our product portfolio. We will significantly strengthen our direct sales execution capabilities as well as the development of our partner eco-system.”

Eric Duffaut previously held global sales leadership positions at Oracle and SAP, most recently as Corporate Officer and President of SAP's global partner eco-system. His knowledge of the global software industry, proven leadership skills and total customer centric management approach makes him ideal for this new position.

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Software AG (Frankfurt TecDAX: SOW) helps organizations achieve their business objectives faster. The company's big data, integration and business process technologies enable customers to drive operational efficiency, modernize their systems and optimize processes for smarter decisions and better service. Building on over 40 years of customer-centric innovation, the company is ranked as a "leader" in fourteen market categories, fueled by core product families Adabas-Natural, ARIS, Alfabet, Apama, Terracotta and webMethods. Software AG has more than 4,600 employees in 70 countries and had revenues of €973 million in 2013.

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