When was this? Leo Apotheker became CEO of HP in 2010, after 22 years at SAP (two as CEO). He then presided over a sequence of colossal fuck-ups, lost 40% market cap, and was fired less than a year later.
HP definitely knows about SAP, but I wouldn't be surprised if they're not big fans.
Correction: 22 years at SAP, not as CEO.
I'm not sure about his SAP earnings, but he sold HP an 11 month CEO for upwards of 27.5M. That sounds like the perfect way to end your sales career ;-)
Not to say he wasn't bad at it (I honestly don't know) but it's a hard job to get right.