SAP founder quits over boardroom feud

A founder of German business software giant SAP has announced his resignation in a dramatic public statement.

Hans-Werner Hector said he was resigning from his supervisory post in protest to the supervisory board's management tactics and the dominance of chairman Dietmar Hopp.

SAP is the world's leading developer of business information management software and serves seven out of the top 10 companies worldwide, according to the firm. Hector's resignation follows a rocky financial year in 1996 and a long-running feud between Hector and Hopp.

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