Hans-Dieter Scheuermann has extensive experience at SAP, the business software developer, in the areas of financials and insurance solutions. Since 2003 he has headed the SAP Business Solution Architects Group, deploying his 30 years of experience directly in strategic customer relationships. Before assuming his current post, he had global responsibility for the General Business Unit (GBU) Financials. In 1998–2000 he was director of the Industry Business Unit (IBU) Insurance. Prior to that, from 1991 he was head of development for the financials and accounting application. He started his career at SAP in 1978 as a developer for financial accounting solutions. Scheuermann studied mathematics at the University of Heidelberg.