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UiPath bolsters leadership team with ex-SAP executive Sebastian Schrötel
Tue, 2nd Apr 2024

UiPath, a global leader in enterprise automation and AI software, has welcomed Sebastian Schrötel to their Product Leadership Team. The seasoned SAP executive has taken on the role of Senior Vice President of Product Management, reporting to Chief Product Officer Graham Sheldon. This strategic appointment is designed to bolster UiPath's growth in the developer-focused automation experience sector and pave the way for new product initiatives.

Schrötel will spearhead the company's strategies for some of its flagship products, including UiPath Autopilot, UiPath Studio and the developer experiences, and UiPath Integration Service. Additionally, he will steer the company's penetration into the Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) market.

He brings an impressive track record to the new role, having formerly served as Vice President and head of Product for Application Development, Automation, and Integration at SAP. There, he led the product management for SAP developers and low-code/no-code tools, SAP Integration Suite (iPaaS), and Process Automation offerings. Schrötel was a founding member of SAP's Machine Learning initiative, launched the first AI-based automation solutions for SAP, spearheaded a series of automation products at SAP, and was instrumental in establishing the UiPath and SAP partnership.

Graham Sheldon warmly welcomed Schrötel to the team. "His deep experience at SAP in building impactful solutions for the developer community will be invaluable as UiPath continues to innovate and find new ways to integrate AI and automation," Sheldon stated. He further adds, "Sebastian will lead UiPath Autopilot, which combines generative AI and specialised AI to enhance productivity and democratise automation across the enterprise. Our Autopilot experience for developers and testers levels up efficiency in UiPath Studio, Apps, and Test Suite. In addition, his knowledge and skills will be critical in supporting customers with hybrid and multi-cloud strategies as UiPath enters the iPaaS market."

On his appointment, Schrötel shared his enthusiasm: "I'm most passionate about innovating within emerging products that are in high demand for enterprises worldwide, and I believe UiPath is bringing to market AI and automation solutions that are changing work in global enterprises." Schrötel sees UiPath as the perfect fit for the newest chapter of his career. He is focused on the immense potential that lies in driving further AI, generative AI, and automation adoption for every knowledge worker through the UiPath Business Automation Platform.

Schrötel holds a Master of Business Administration from Mannheim Business School and an undergraduate degree in computing and information systems from DHBW Mannheim.