Management

Board & Executives

Board Members

Dr. Heiner Kromer

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 Sjoqvist

Robert Sjoqvist 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.

Executives

Dr. Heiner Kromer | CEO

Dr. Heiner Kromer is CEO 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.

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.

Regions

Andreas Opfer | Sales | Germany

Andreas Opfer is responsible for the most important SAP market in Germany. He has many years of sales experience in both hardware (Xerox) and software (Realtech AG, SmartShift GmbH). Andreas reports to Dr. Heiner Kromer, the chairman of the SECUDE Group. He holds a master’s degree in business administration.

Holger Hügel | Product Management | Germany

Holger Hügel is responsible for the technical pre-sales process and customer service in Germany. Prior to joining SECUDE, he worked as technical expert for SmartShift and Realtech. He brings many years of experience in the SAP market with a deep understanding of IT service management processes.

SV Kannan | Managing Director | 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 and managing large teams.

Dola Krishna M | Director Sales | India

Dola Krishna M is Business Technologist with global experience and deep hands-on knowledge of both. He has extensive software products experience and has worked for over seven years at Microsoft Corporation, with a significant period in a customer facing roles. Dola commands an all-round view of the Information Technology industry. Dola is fluent in English and German. He holds an MBA degree from a premier institute.

Eric Kang | VP Technology | United States

Eric Kang is the Vice President (Technology) for the United States and as such he is responsible for Marketing, Sales and Operations in the region. He is an experienced IT architect with in-depth expertise in SAP technology and IT application security. He passionate about artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has an extensive repertoire in IT Architecture, Project Management, Mentoring and Entrepreneurship knowhow. Eric holds MS degrees in Mathematics and Computer Engineering from the University of Minnesota and has completed several PhD level researches.

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