Dietmar Hopp is a German software entrepreneur and was one of the founders of SAP AG. Hopp was the CEO of the software company for 10 years ranging from 1988 to 1998. Hopp was also the Chairman of the supervisory board from 1998 to 2003 and member of the board from 2003 to 2005. Following his departure from the company, SAP AG named the street in which the headquarters resides Dietmar-Hopp-Allee.
In 1995, Hopp established Dietmar Hopp Stiftung, a charitable organization that supports local education, sports and health causes in Germany. His lifetime donations exceed approximately $1 billion. The foundation is one of the largest in all of Europe.