Joachim Hechler is a member of the Executive Council and a corporate officer of the SAP Group. As executive vice president of SAP Business Suite Core, he leads the development teams for SAP ERP, PLM, SCM and SRM, as well as manufacturing industries & defense and for strategic cross-topics such as mobile applications.
Hechler has accumulated nearly 25 years of experience in software development throughout his professional career at SAP, which began in 1984 in the financials area for SAP R/2 and for SAP R/3. In 1997, he was named head of public sector development. In 2001, Hechler was promoted to lead the public sector, defense & public security industries.
In 2003, his area of responsibility was again expanded as he became SVP for HCM, and public sector development and ERP operations. Since November 2005, Hechler is general manager of product area ERP. These duties were expanded even further in 2007 when he took on responsibility for the PTU Suite Core.
Hechler holds a master’s degree in information systems and economics from the University of Saarbrucken, Germany.