SAP appoints interim management team for Africa
Software development company SAP SE has announced an interim management team for SAP Africa after four management team members were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations of misconduct within the procurement process related to one of its contracts.
The new management team comprises of Ashley Boag as Acting Chief Operating Officer; Peter David, Chief Financial Officer for SAP EMEA and now acting CFO for Africa; local ICT industry veteran Pieter Bouwer as South African MD; and Claas Kuehnemann as Acting Managing Director, SAP Africa. The rest of the management team reports to Kuehnemann.
Kuehnemann said the priority is to ensure the business continues to focus on driving revenue and growth across its local operations. “It is important to us that all SAP staff, clients, and partners have the support they need, and that business continues uninterrupted. We have appointed a strong leadership team to ensure that our usual standards of service and strategic support are upheld.”
SAP announced last week that Kuehnemann will take on the role of acting managing director for Africa with immediate effect while the company conducts its investigation into its South African operations. Claas joined SAP in South Africa in 1992 and has held executive positions for SAP in South Africa, Europe and the Middle East.