SAP User Group forms executive council
C-Council will give senior executives from SAP user group direct input to SAP
The SAP User Group-Middle East & North Africa (SUGMENA) has formed a new executive council which aims to be a senior-level networking forum and to provide input to influence SAP's strategic direction and alignment wth the market.
The C-Council was launched at the recent 2014 SAP Forum and SUGMENA Annual Conference which took place in Riyadh and Dubai.
During the SAP Forum, the C-Council met Dr. Werner Brandt, member of Executive Board of SAP AG and chief financial officer, and Luka Mucic, member of the Executive Board of SAP AG, Head of Global Finance, who has taken over the CFO role upon Brandt's retirement as of 1st July; where the SAP executives shared board-level insights into SAP.
In the coming months, the C-Council will form and establish its charter and corporate governance.
"In support of the region's businesses in their IT transformation and growth, the C-Council will drive discussions on key innovations like cloud integration and security, which are impacting customers at a rapid pace," said William Khalil, Influence and Liaison Director, SUGMENA.
"As the MENA region continues to grow, SAP welcomes the formation of the C-Council and looks forward to the open collaboration as we encourage and maintain an environment of innovation, simplification, and execution in the company," said Sam Alkharrat, President, SAP MENA, and an Executive Sponsor of the SUGMENA C-Council.