Board and Executives

Board Members

Dr. Heiner Kromer (Chairman)

Dr. Heiner Kromer is the founder-chairman of the board of SECUDE AG. He brings over 30 years of experience as founder, partner, and CEO of high technology and consumer product companies. His experience and leadership powers SECUDE to be a force in the domain of SAP Data Security. He holds an Economics degree from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and a doctoral degree in Economics from the University of Zurich.

Florence Kromer

Florence Kromer has been a board member of SECUDE AG since 2004. Educated in Switzerland, she completed a degree in interior architecture and design before moving to the US. There, together with her husband, she co-managed a consumer goods business employing over 250 people and was personally responsible for designing and opening numerous retail stores nationwide for a period of 12 years prior to her involvement with SECUDE.

Robert Sjøqvist

Robert Sjøqvist was appointed to the SECUDE AG board in 2015. He holds a bilingual Master of Science degree in Economics from the University in Fribourg, Switzerland. With over 25 years of experience, Robert currently works for the privately owned Maestro Group in Switzerland.


Andreas Opfer

Managing Director & VP Sales (EMEA)

Andreas Opfer is the Managing Director and VP (Sales – Europe, Middle East and Asia). He has over two decades of core sales and management leadership roles – 14 years at Xerox Ltd, four years at Realtech AG and five years with SmartShift GmbH. Andreas reports to Dr. Heiner Kromer, the chairman of the SECUDE Group. Andreas holds a master’s degree in business administration.

SV Kannan

Managing Director & VP (India)

SV Kannan is the Managing Director of SECUDE India and has been with SECUDE for close to a decade. He has a wealth of experience in IT that spans over 25 years, during which time he specialized in Software Engineering, Startup Strategy, Product Development, Managing large teams and People Management.

Philipp Meier

VP (R&D & Quality)

Philipp Meier is the Vice President of Research, Development and Quality Control for SECUDE. Before taking over this responsibility, he worked in different roles on several engineering projects for the group. He studied computer science at the University of Applied Science, Lucerne (Switzerland) with specialization in IT Security and Software Engineering. Philipp holds a business and academic baccalaureate.

Holger Hügel

VP (Products and Services)

Holger Hügel heads Global Product Management and Services EMEA. Prior to joining SECUDE, he worked as Product Manager for SmartShift and REALTECH. He brings more than 16 years of experience in the SAP market with a deep understanding of IT service management processes.