Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Chairman of the Management Board and Group Executive Board
Karl-Heinz Streibich, born in 1952, has been Chief Executive Officer of Software AG since October 2003.
In this role he is also responsible for the following functions: Corporate Communications, Global Legal, Global Audit, Processes & Quality, Global Partner Management, Corporate Office and Top Management Development.
Throughout his career, Karl-Heinz Streibich held various management positions in Information and Communication Technology. Among others he was Head of Marketing Operations of ITT Europe in the UK, Member of the Board of debis Systemhaus, as well as deputy Chairman of T-Systems where he was responsible for the merger of debis Systemhaus IT activities with Deutsche Telekom.
Karl-Heinz Streibich studied Communication Engineering in Offenburg and visited postgraduate studies at Stanford University, Harvard University and London School of Marketing.
He is a member of the Supervisory Board (Aufsichtsrat) at Deutsche Telekom AG, Dürr AG, Deutsche Messe AG and holds several honorary positions including Member of the Presidency of the German IT Association BITKOM, Member of the Executive Committee of the regional economy initiative Frankfurt Rhein Main e.V., Co-Chairman of the working group “Innovative eGovernment services” within the framework of the German Chancellor’s IT summit and he is a co-founder of the German Software Cluster of Excellence.
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Arnd Zinnhardt, born in 1962, has been a member of the Management Board of Software AG since May 2002 and is responsible for the following departments: Finance, Controlling, Taxes, Treasury, Business Operations, Investor Relations, Mergers & Acquisitions and Global Purchasing. As Software AG Labor Director, he is also responsible for Human Resources.
Arnd Zinnhardt began his career in 1988 at Ernst & Young. In 1992, he successfully took his tax adviser examinations. He qualified as a certified public accountant (CPA) in 1994.
In 1998 Arnd Zinnhardt joined BDO AG in Frankfurt, where he became a partner. In 2001, he was appointed to Regional and Office Managing Partner Frankfurt at BDO AG.
Arnd Zinnhardt holds a degree in business administration from the University of Cologne.
Dr. Wolfram Jost
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
Dr. rer. nat. Wolfram Jost, born in 1962, has been a member of the Management Board of Software AG since August 2010 and is responsible for Research & Development and Product Management as well as Product Marketing.
Dr. Wolfram Jost studied business economics, majoring in economic information science and marketing, at the University of the Saarland, from October 1983 to April 1988. After graduation in 1988 he worked for the Institute of Economic Information Science (IWi) at the University of the Saarland, where his duties included supervising and holding classes, heading projects in the field of Computer Integrated Manufacturing and organizing scientific congresses.
Dr. Wolfram Jost completed his doctoral thesis at the Law and Economics Faculty at the University of the Saarland in November 1992 on the topic of "Computer-based CIM Planning - Conception and Realization of a Tool for Analyzing and Planning CIM Systems".
In 1992 Dr. Wolfram Jost joined IDS Prof. Scheer GmbH, Saarbrücken. Here he was initially the head of ARIS Product Development before taking over as the head of ARIS Product Strategy in 1998.
In 1994 he was promoted to a senior management position, a post he held until he was appointed to the Executive Board of IDS Scheer AG in 2000. He remained a member of the IDS Scheer Board until the takeover of IDS Scheer AG by Software AG had been completed.
Dr. Wolfram Jost has written numerous articles for books and magazines and has also (co)authored more than ten specialist books.