Anka Wittenberg

Member of the Supervisory Board of LPKF Laser & Electronics SE

Senior Vice President, SAP SE, Walldorf, Germany

Since May 17th, 2023 member of the Supervisory Board of LPKF Laser & Electronics SE

Personal Data

Year of birth1963

Professional Career 

2011 – 2023CEO World Childhood Foundation Germany
2013 – 2021Senior Vice President - Global Head of People Sustainability, SAP SE, Walldorf, Germany
2011 – 2013Senior Vice President - Global HR, SAP SE, Walldorf, Germany
2008 – 2011CHRO of Benteler AG, Paderborn, Germany 
2004 – 2008Director HR Europe / Senior Manager Training & Development Central Europe, GE (General Electric) / GE Money Bank GmbH
2002 – 2003Director HR Europe, Flowserve Corporation, Essen, Germany
2000 – 2001Head of HR Europe, TRW Deutschland GmbH, Barsinghausen, Germany
1999Financial Analyst, TRW Deutschland GmbH
1997 – 1999Freelance management trainer, Barsinghausen, Germany
1984 – 1997Business Manager of the international tennis school "All California Tennis Camp," Barsinghausen, Germany


1985 – 1992Economics graduate, University of Hanover
1984 – 1985Foreign language correspondent, Fremdsprachenschule Colon, Hamburg
1983 – 1984Business administration and pharmacy, University of Hamburg

Relevant knowledge, skills, and experience

  • Extensive international leadership and management experience as chair and member of non-executive boards in various national, international and global roles.  
  • Longstanding experience in the fields of sustainability, ESG, CSR, both from the implementation as well as the strategic and financial point of view.
  • Ensuring – from the Management Board’s view – that an organization performs perfectly in terms of purpose, agenda and appearance/communication as well as personnel, financials and operations. 
  • Profound experience in leadership and coaching of C-level management members and successful mediator and intermediary between Management Board and top management
  • Identifying and integrating future and current trends within and for companies (diversity, inclusion, digitalization, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, demographic change Future of Work etc.)

Member of statutory supervisory boards


Membership in comparable German and foreign supervisory bodies of business enterprises


Significant activities in addition to the aforementioned mandates

Member of the Advisory Board of Unidas e.V.
    Berlin | 2019 – present
    Unidas e.V. was founded by the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs to strengthen womens’ rights across the globe.


Updated: May, 2023


LPKF Laser & Electronics SE 
LPKF Laser & Electronics SE
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D-30827 Garbsen
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