Dr Matthias Heiden has been the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a member of the Management Board of the SAF-HOLLAND Group since March 1, 2017. He is responsible for the areas of Finance, Accounting and Controlling, IT, Legal and Compliance, Human Resources, and Investor Relations and Corporate Communications. Dr Heiden holds a degree in business administration and a PhD in economics. In addition to his apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank in London, he studied business & finance at Suffolk College, UK. He then continued his career at Deutsche Bank Saar AG and completed a dual-study program at the University of Saarland with a degree in business administration. He graduated from the university’s Institute for Accounting and Auditing with a doctorate degree in economics. Following assignments at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and Ernst & Young, Dr Heiden joined SAP SE as assistant to the Executive Board and then held executive positions, among others, in Corporate Financial Reporting. He was also the CFO of SAP Svenska AB and SAP’s Head of Global Treasury. Between October 2014 and February 2017, Dr Heiden was CFO of SAP’s German subsidiary and Regional CFO for Middle and Eastern Europe.