Dr. Gunnar Bender

Director Government Affairs & Strategic Relations
SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG

Dr. Gunnar Bender has been a Director of Public Policy at Amazon since July 2016 and is responsible for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Between 2014 and 2016, Dr. Bender was Head of Corporate Communications at arvato AG. As Executive Vice President Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Policy, he was responsible for the company’s integrated corporate communications.

Dr. Gunnar Bender was previously Director Public Policy at Facebook from 2012.
From 2010 to 2012, he worked for the E-Plus Group and, as Head of Corporate Communications & Politics and a member of the Executive Board, was responsible for representing the interests of the company and its services to all relevant target groups.

The lawyer with a doctorate in law gained many years of experience in the political arena and in corporate communications during his work for Time Warner and AOL Europe and as Vice President Business Development at Bertelsmann AG. Bender and his team also successfully established the digital public affairs platform UdLDigital.de.

Dr. Gunnar Bender