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CNBC Global CFO Council

Joel A. Bernstein, SAP AG

Source: SAP North America

Joel Bernstein is the chief financial officer for SAP North America. He is responsible for all financial activities, including driving finance efficiency and profitable revenue growth throughout the organization in Canada and the U.S. He was previously the national vice president, North America business operations, where he was responsible for the company's strategy, operations, proposals, customer references, events and program management teams across the region.

Bernstein joined SAP in 1996 as a senior financial analyst. During his tenure with the company he has held numerous finance and management related positions including director of corporate financial accounting and reporting, where he led SAP's listing on the New York Stock Exchange; and vice president of finance, North America, where he was responsible for the overall financial plans, forecasting and budget for the North America sales line of business. Prior to joining SAP, Joel worked for Price Waterhouse in various finance and audit-related positions.

Bernstein is a graduate of Wilkes University, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Bernstein is a member of the Franklin Institute's Board of Trustees, an esteemed organization founded in 1824 whose mission is to inspire a passion for learning about science and technology.



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