SAP appoints exec named Ryan Poggi as new managing director for PH

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German software giant SAP announced on Wednesday, April 8, the appointment of Ryan Poggi as the new managing director for SAP Philippines. Based in the Philippines, Poggi will report to Fran?ois Lan?on, president and managing director for SAP Southeast Asia.

News SAP Philippines chief Ryan Poggi
News SAP Philippines chief Ryan Poggi

?We see huge potential for growth in the Philippines and we will continue to invest in the market to help businesses run better and simpler,? said Lan?on. ?Poggi?s appointment provides fresh leadership needed to build on our strong growth trajectory and to further drive our customer-focused innovation strategy, particularly in the areas of cloud computing and big data.?

Poggi brings with him over 12 years of international management experience encompassing strategic management, business development, commercial operations management as well as legal and corporate governance.

Prior to his appointment as managing director of the Philippines, Poggi served as director for global strategic initiatives for SAP Asia Pacific and Japan where he was responsible for new business development across all of SAP?s key industries and solutions.

?The Philippines is a rapidly growing market and a key one for SAP in the region, which is underscored by SAP?s continued investment. I look forward to leading the team to build on our existing successes and help customers run at their best. I am excited to work closely with our customers and partners to bring simple, innovative solutions tailored to the needs of businesses in the country,? said Poggi.

Poggi replaces Darren Rushworth, who will take on a new role in Singapore.

Commenting on Rushworth?s appointment, Lan?on added: ?I would like to thank Rushworth for his leadership and contributions over the last three years as the Managing Director of SAP Philippines. During his tenure, SAP Philippines? applications market share grew double digit and expanded its operations from one office to four offices in the Philippines.?

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