Dr. Matthias Heiden
Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Matthias Heiden, born 1972 (nationality: German) has been the Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Management Board of Software AG since July 2020 (contract until 2023). Dr. Heiden is responsible for leading the finance organization and driving the company’s Helix transformation strategy to its next phase.
He joins Software AG from SAF-HOLLAND Group, where he was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and a member of the Management Board with responsibility for Finance, Accounting and Controlling, IT, Legal and Compliance, Internal Audit, Human Resources, Investor Relations and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Prior to that, Dr. Heiden served for 12 years in a range of senior leadership roles at SAP. While at SAP, he held such roles as CFO SAP Deutschland, and SAP Head of Global Treasury. His final role with SAP was that of Regional CFO for Middle and Eastern Europe, where he was a member of both SAP’s Global and European Leadership teams overseeing significant revenue streams across all lines of business. He was a key player in SAP’s transformation to a subscription and cloud-based business model and was co-sponsor of the company’s finance transformation program, “Finance Run Better Together”.
Dr. Heiden holds a degree in Business Administration and a PhD in Economics from the University of Saarland. In addition to his apprenticeship at Deutsche Bank in London, he studied Business & Finance at Suffolk College, UK. He is an avid reader and runner. Matthias lives near Speyer, Germany.