German engineering company Siemens is appointing the co-CEO of business software maker SAP to its board of directors to replace Josef Ackermann, who resigned in the wake of the board’s decision to push out Chief Executive Peter Loescher.

The appointment was one of several changes in top Siemens jobs announced on Wednesday as the company tries to move past the upheaval surrounding Mr. Loescher’s departure in July.

Ackermann will be replaced by Jim Hagemann Snabe, who remains the top executive at SAP AG but has said he plans to leave that post next year for a seat on that company’s board of directors. — AP