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SAP Appoints John Papandrea to Lead Healthcare Business Unit

WALLDORF, Germany, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that John Papandrea has joined SAP as senior vice president of the Healthcare industry business unit. In this position, effective August 1, 2008, Mr. Papandrea will help drive SAP's industry leadership efforts in providing strategic software solutions to healthcare organizations around the world. The announcement was made in conjunction with the 3rd annual Ambassadors Dinner and the U.S.-EU eHealth Conference, both organized by the European-American Business Council in Brussels and Paris.


"With his immense business management experience, Mr. Papandrea will be a tremendous asset to SAP and to our customers in the healthcare industry," said Bob Stutz, head of Industries Solutions and corporate officer of SAP. "We consider healthcare as one of our most important growth markets in the years to come. I am in particular delighted that John brings his in-depth knowledge of the U.S. healthcare market -- the largest single healthcare market worldwide."

Bringing vast experience managing people and resources, as well as building business cases for information technology investments in healthcare, Mr. Papandrea joins SAP from Deloitte Consulting, where he advised large healthcare organizations on information technology strategy, effective use of technology and technology innovation.

Previously, John Papandrea worked with Capgemini and Ernst & Young, driving strategic partner relationships and advising clients on the value derived from the use of information technology in healthcare, particularly in the clinical arena.

John Papandrea holds a bachelor's degree in biomedical science from the University of Technology Sydney, and a master's degree in Health Administration from the University of New South Wales, both located in Sydney, Australia.

Photos of John Papandrea are available. Please contact one of the media contacts mentioned in this announcement.

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