Alexandra van der Ploeg is Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at SAP globally. Alexandra is responsible for setting the strategic direction of CSR focused on bringing to life SAP’s higher purpose through strategic partnerships and programmes that deliver sustainable social impact and long-term business value. In this function, she also oversees corporate giving, volunteerism and the development of multi-stakeholder partnerships. Alexandra started with SAP Switzerland in charge of management development and held various managerial positions in Human Resources. Moving into the CSR organisation in 2010, Alexandra developed and managed various global CSR programmes. Alexandra is also Co-Chair of the Conference Board’s Corporate Citizenship Council in Europe and is part of the Leadership Council of the Realised Worth Institute. She holds an MBA from Henley Business School in Great Britain.