Franz Deitering had been in different leading HR Management positions in German and American corporations before he became Global Head of HR- and Organizational Development of SAP in 1996. As a member of the Global HR Leadership team he created also the strategy for Shared Services in HR for SAP. In 2001 he went from Human Resources into Solution Sales supporting hundreds of SAP customers like Siemens, Philip Morris, Colgate etc, in all regions and industries on the globe. In 2006 Franz became Global Head of Business Development for Shared Services Solutions at SAP translating customer needs into high value business solutions. In 2010 Franz was rated as top talent within SAP and took a 6 month fellowship in Corporate Development focusing on Mergers & Acquisitions at SAP. After his fellowship Franz was promoted in 2011 to the newly created role as Vice President Corporate Shared Services Solutions.
Franz got his Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the University of Osnabrück and his PhD in Organizational Development at the University of Gießen. He published two books and many articles on different business topics and gives lectures at the Universities of Osnabrück, Mannheim and Heidelberg on Organizational Development.