AFRICA  – SAP, an enterprise application software company, has appointed Claudio Muruzabal as the new President for its EMEA south region that comprises Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Muruzabal joined SAP in 2015 as President of SAP Latin America and the Caribbean. He has over 25 years of technology industry leadership and lauded as a visionary to the role of technology-driven innovation in business. He will be replacing Steve Tzikakis who is leaving SAP to pursue a leadership opportunity outside of the company. 

“Claudio Muruzabal’ s leadership is grounded in building robust relationships to deliver strong business outcomes and exceptional experiences for our customers. I’m confident our customers in EMEA South will enjoy tremendous value from Claudio’s expertise,” said Adaire Fox-Martin, Member of the SAP Executive Board, Customer Success.

“Steve Tzikakis has delivered tremendous outcomes for our customers over his 12- year tenure at SAP and his contributions to our customers, and SAP will endure for years to come.”

A strong advocate of education, entrepreneurship, and diversity, Muruzabal has been recognized as one of the HITEC Top 50 Most Influential and Notable Hispanic Professionals in the IT Industry in Latin America and Spain. In 2019, he received a Bravo Award as Technology Leader of the Year from the Council of the Americas organization.

Prior to joining SAP, he was CEO of NEORIS a successful global management and IT consulting business.

“With over 23,000 customers and more than 19,000 partners across the EMEA South region, I am both honoured and excited to take on this new role,” commented Muruzabal.

“EMEA South represents a tremendously dynamic market for SAP, and the opportunity to grow in the region is significant. I look forward to helping customers capitalize on their SAP investment and reach their full potential.”

With presence in 75 countries, 24 offices and over 5000 employees across EMEA South, SAP has doubled its business in the region over the last five years.

As the Experience Company powered by the Intelligent Enterprise, SAP is the market leader in enterprise application software, helping companies of all sizes and in all industries run at their best: 77% of the world’s transaction revenue touches an SAP® system.

Their machine learning, Internet of Things (IoT), and advanced analytics technologies help turn customers’ businesses into intelligent enterprises. SAP helps give people and organizations deep business insight and fosters collaboration that helps them stay ahead of their competition.

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