On the Move: New presidents appointed at SAP Hybris and Ariba

Alex Atzberger

Alex Atzberger, SAP Hybris

Former SAP Ariba president Alex Atzberger will replace Carsten Thoma as president of SAP Hybris.
Thoma, who was a co-founder of SAP Hybris, is returning to pursuing his passion of founding, supporting and investing in entrepreneurs and start-ups.

Atzberger has worked with SAP for the last 13 years, with Ariba for the last three years, and previously as chief of staff to SAP CEO Bill McDermott and head of SAP’s fast-growth markets business. He will work alongside hybris AG co-founder and head of engineering Moritz Zimmermann to expand the hybris portfolio.

Barry Padgett, who joined SAP wth the acquisition of Concur, will step into Atzberger’s previous role as president of SAP Ariba. Padgett has been with Concur for nearly two decades, in roles such as chief product officer, and has for the last two years served as president of SAP’s SMB Solutions Group.

As president of SAP Ariba, Padgett will also oversee SAP’s business network strategy.

“Positioning these proven leaders, both with deep customer empathy and a business vision rooted in a beautiful customer experience, will have a tremendous, positive impact for customers worldwide,” said Robert Enslin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and president of cloud business group, SAP.

“The business acumen and expertise both Alex and Barry bring to their respective roles, coupled with the engineering innovation agendas already underway, will greatly advance SAP’s leadership pursuits in the areas of procurement, customer engagement and commerce.”