He fell after midnight on a water glass in the accident on the stairs in the house of his brother in the United States, which he had carried in his left hand, writes the’ Wirtschaftswoche’. She tells of’ serious injury on the left side, the destruction of the cheekbone, a violation of the orbit’ and refers to the SAP co-founder and supervisory board chairman Hasso Plattner.’ It is almost bled to death, was unconscious, was then dragged out into the street – he has told us so last week’, so Plattner
But McDermott could pursue his work..’ Beginning of October we will meet before the Supervisory Board meeting in Walldorf’, Plattner said. The 54- year-old manager was at the meeting and it’ fully operational’. McDermott announced in an interview with the’ Suddeutsche Zeitung’ that he would come again in October to Germany and continue the software giant.’ I am fully for SAP because, fully in my job. Of course I was all the time in regular contact with the supervisory board chairman Hasso Plattner and its’ McDermott said the’ SZ’.
McDermott commutes usually between Germany and the US, since the summer but he was no longer in the German SAP headquarters in Walldorf.’ I’m still alive, and that is after such a serious accident does not, of course,’ said the manager of the’ SZ’.’ That’s why I’m so strange as that may sound, happy. I feel stronger than ever, more passionate, more alive.’ Him it was important to go with such a personal story to the public.’ Anything can happen to you. It is important to stand up again, if you fell down.’
The 54 -year-old leads the Walldorf-based company since 2010, initially together with Jim Hagemann Snabe and since 2014 alone.