On the Move: SAP leaders step up with new Board assignments; Singh to depart

Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan, SAP SE

SAP APJ president Adaire Fox-Martin and Jennifer Morgan, president of SAP North America, will be elevated to the Executive Board of SAP SE as part of a leadership reshuffle.

Robert Enslin, currently head of global customer operations, will become president of the new Cloud Business Group, overseeing SAP Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, Concur, SAP SuccessFactors, and SAP Hybris solutions as well as the SMB Solutions Group organisation.

Bernd Leukert, head of products and innovation, will take on an expanded portfolio to accelerate SAP’s platform and digital transformation strategy. According to a statement by SAP, “Enslin and Leukert will jointly lead key growth businesses at SAP, ensuring that development teams and customer-facing teams are in lockstep with one another from the design thinking and innovation process to customer-facing initiatives”.

With Enslin having an increased focus on cloud, Fox-Martin and Morgan will become co-presidents of Global Customer Operations, building on their success in their respective regions to oversee all SAP regions. Morgan will oversee the Americas and Asia-Pacific Japan regions, while Fox-Martin will shift her focus to EMEA and Greater China.

Current EMEA president Franck Cohen will take on the role of chief commercial officer, leading SAP’s channel business as well as all sales processes and go-to-market initiatives across the company, while SAP Cloud Platform president Bjoern Goerke, will become chief technology officer, charged with advancing the company’s technology strategy.

The changes will take effect from 1 May.

“We have always considered it a privilege to nurture careers and leaders,” said Bill McDermott, CEO and member of the Executive Board, SAP SE. “SAP is a company focused on innovation, scale and growth. I’m proud of this leadership team and know they are poised to keep SAP on the rise.”

Steve Singh, who entered the SAP leadership with the acquisition of Concur and served as president of business networks and applications, will leave the company at the end of April. Singh reportedly plans to “focus on other entrepreneurial interests outside of SAP”.

“Steve Singh’s character and entrepreneurial spirit are greatly admired around the world,” McDermott said. “When SAP acquired Concur Technologies, we knew Steve would play a significant role in strengthening the SAP cloud portfolio. We also knew he would eventually go back to his start-up roots. We could not be more grateful for everything Steve has done.”

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