Anka Wittenberg

Member of the Supervisory Board of LPKF Laser & Electronics SE

Personal information

Year of birth1963
First order2023
Ordered until:2027

Current Position

Vice President of SAP SE, Walldorf  

Member of committees of the Supervisory Board 

  • Remuneration and Nomination Committee (Chairwoman)  

  • Audit, Risk & ESG Committee 

Professional career

2011-2023Chairwoman of the World Childhood Foundation Germany
2013-2021Senior Vice President - Global Head of People Sustainability at SAP SE, Walldorf  
2011-2013Senior Vice President - Global HR of SAP SE, Walldorf
2008-2011CHRO of Benteler AG, Paderborn  
2004-2008Director HR Europe / GE (General Electric)
2002-2003Director HR Europe of Flowserve Corporation, Essen 
2000-2001Head of HR Europe at TRW Deutschland GmbH, Barsinghausen 
1999Financial analyst at TRW Deutschland GmbH 
1997-1999Freelance management trainer, Barsinghausen
1984-1997Business Manager of the International Tennis School "All California Tennis Camp", Barsinghausen 


1985-1992Studied economics at the University of Hanover, graduated with a degree in economics 
2001-2002Foreign language school Colon, Hanover, degree: foreign language correspondent
2003Studied business administration and pharmacy at the University of Hamburg, no degree 

Special qualifications as part of the skills profile or skills matrix 

  • Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)  
    Many years of experience in the areas of sustainability, ESG, CSR, both in terms of implementation and from a strategic and financial perspective. (Senior Vice President - Global Head of People Sustainability at SAP SE) 

  • Law, Corporate Governance & Compliance 
    Profound expertise based on her experience as Senior Vice President, authorized signatory of SAP SE, authorized signatory of Benteler AG; several years of supervisory board experience in family-owned companies (Benteler Automobiltechnik GmbH, Westfalen AG) Advisory board member of Unidas e.V  

  • Business administration, financing & investment 
    Extensive international leadership and management experience as chairwoman and member of non-executive boards of directors in various national, international and global functions (Chairwoman of the Board of the World Childhood Foundation Germany) 

  • Personnel/Remuneration 
    Expertise and experience in the areas of human resources and remuneration. Profound experience in leading and coaching C-level management members and successful mediator and facilitator between board and top management. (Senior Vice President - Global Head of People Sustainability of SAP SE, CHRO of Benteler AG, Director HR Europe / GE (General Electric), Director HR Europe of Flowserve Corporation, Head of HR Europe of TRW Deutschland GmbH, certified business coach) 

  • Auditing expertise 
    Has special knowledge in the field of auditing. 
    (Qualified economist, chairperson and member of non-executive boards of directors in national, international and global functions) 

Membership of other statutory supervisory boards 


Membership of comparable domestic and foreign supervisory bodies of commercial enterprises 


Significant activities in addition to the aforementioned mandates and the Supervisory Board mandate 

Member of the Advisory Board of Unidas e.V.  Berlin | 2019 - today  

Unidas e.V. was founded by the German Federal Foreign Office to strengthen the rights of women worldwide. 


Status: February 2024 


LPKF Laser & Electronics SE 
LPKF Laser & Electronics SE
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