SAP appoints Scott Russell as Asia Pacific COO
By Digital News Asia April 7, 2014
- 20yr industry veteran previously served in regional positions with IBM and PwC
- To oversee regional ops, from business innovation to sales operation and execution
SAP Asia Pacific Japan has announced the appointment of Scott Russell (pic) as chief operating officer (COO) for its Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region.
As COO, Russell will be responsible for the successful operation of SAP’s entire APJ business – from business innovation to sales operation and execution, the company said in a statement.
Based in Singapore, he will report to Adaire Fox-Martin, president of SAP APJ.
“SAP has been in the APJ region for the last 25 years, helping our customers run better in this fast growing region,” said Fox-Martin.
“Scott’s appointment will provide the leadership to build a world class operation that scales with our strong growth trajectory. His proven track record of driving business simplification, value and efficiency for long-term growth makes him the ideal leader to support SAP’s growth and momentum in the APJ market.”
Russell has more than 20 years of experience in the IT industry spanning software, cloud and services. He was most recently senior vice president for SAP Services business, driving its Cloud Services, Consulting, Custom Development, Education, and Premium Engagement portfolio in the region.
Prior to SAP, he had been in senior leadership roles across Asia Pacific with IBM and PwC providing enterprise solutions to clients within the insurance, transportation, retail, industrial, banking and wealth management sectors.
“SAP is well poised to help Asia Pacific customers win in the market with our world class innovations, high performing workforce and aspiring millennial talents,” said Russell.
“I look forward to working with the team to further drive business outcomes for our customers,” he added.
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