SAP picks Paul Marriot to spearhead Asia Pacific Japan

SAP picks Paul Marriot to spearhead Asia Pacific Japan
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Asia’s next decade of growth will be driven by the cloud, says Marriot

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Paul Marriott has been appointed SAP’s President for Asia Pacific Japan (APJ).

A technology veteran and established business leader with more than 25 years of experience in Asian economies, Marriott was most recently the region’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) where he was instrumental in developing the workforce of tomorrow and accelerating cloud growth and customer success.

Marriott will be responsible for leading and driving SAP’s growth spanning Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, the Indian subcontinent and South East Asia, continuing the region’s role as a global growth engine for the company. He will report to Scott Russell, SAP Executive Board member, Customer Success.

“SAP has a heritage of over 30 years in Asia, helping over 46,000 enterprises big and small to be successful,” Russell said. “I am confident that Paul’s tenure with customers in APJ as well as his relentless focus on delivering customer value and outcomes will help enterprises accelerate their next phase of digitisation.”

In APJ, cloud revenue increased 18% (IFRS) and 21% (non-IFRS at constant currencies) with Japan, South Korea and Singapore being highlights. Cloud and software revenue was flat (IFRS) and up 2% (non-IFRS at constant currencies). Japan, Australia and India had a robust performance in software licenses revenue.

“Asia’s next decade of growth will be driven by sustainable cloud growth, anchored by our purpose, people and partnerships, we aim to bring development, growth and prosperity to Asia Pacific,” said Marriot.

SAP customers in APJ include Asian Paints, Bank Central Asia, BHP, Fonterra, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation, Hindustan Zinc, Hyundai-Kia Motor, SK Hynix, Sony, The Australian Federal Government, National Australia Bank, NTT, Nissha Printing, Nikkei, Olam, Orica, Pantos Logistics, Standard Chartered Bank, Yodobashi Camera, and Zespri International.

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