Category: Speaker, Table Captain

Dr. Elke Frank

Chief Human Resource Officer & Member of the Executive Board
Software AG

Dr. Elke Frank (nationality: German), has joined Software AG as Member of the Executive Board of Software AG in August 2019 as Chief Human Resource Officer. She is responsible for all aspects of HR including talent management, people development and cultural transformation as part of the company’s bold new strategy.

Dr. Elke Frank began her career in 1998 as HR manager at Daimler AG. In 2004 she moved to Mercedes AMG, part of Daimler AG, as Senior Director HR, legal and Compliance. In 2010, she joined Carl Zeiss Vision as VP Human Resources and became a member of the global senior management team. In 2013, she joined Microsoft as Senior Director HR and Management Board Member in Germany. Here she led a team to define the company’s cultural transformation through new ways of working. Dr. Elke Frank has co-authored “out of office” a book on the future of work. From 2015 to 2019, she held the position SVP HR at Deutsche Telekom AG, where she led a new strategic and organizational set-up to create an agile global HR development competence center.

Dr. Elke Frank is a Doctor of Law (JD), holding a PhD from Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg.

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