(Bloomberg) -- SAP AG’s longtime technology head Vishal Sikka is leaving as Bill McDermott reorganizes the management team ahead of his ascension to sole chief executive officer of the largest maker of business-management software.

Sikka, a protege of co-founder and Chairman Hasso Plattner, ran software development, sat on SAP’s executive board and oversaw a database meant to gain share from archrival Oracle Corp. He is leaving for “personal reasons” less than three weeks before McDermott takes over as the only CEO, SAP said.

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