Dirk Gerdom

Chief Operating Officer in Global Procurement, SAP and President VDR SAP SE

Dirk Gerdom, started his career as a travel agent at DER – Deutsches Reisebuero after which he studied Economics with focus on IT and Tourism at the University of Applied Science in Heilbronn and finished with a MBA diploma. In 1999 Dirk joined SAP where he took over responsibility for all activities connected to the company’s worldwide travel volume.

From 2006 on Dirk Gerdom was Head of Global Travel Management, including Car Fleet since 2012. In 2014 he was promoted Vice President. Another career move followed in November 2016, when Dirk was promoted as COO Global Procurement. Since April 2009 Dirk Gerdom is President of VDR – The German Business Travel Association.