SAP Hires Leading Industry Executive to Head Global Retail and Wholesale Business

Feature Article | November 17, 2005 by SAP News

He will also be a key player in growing SAP’s retail partner ecosystem. Chavie will be based in Atlanta, Georgia. Chavie has more than 20 years of experience directing major initiatives for leading retailers and consumer products companies across North America, Europe and Asia. He has worked in nearly all aspects of the business, including retail strategy, demand and supply optimization and next-generation technology development. Prior to joining SAP, Chavie led strategy, international and business process improvement at The Home Depot; was in charge of IT and re-engineering for an apparel division of Netherlands-based retailer C&A; held partner and leadership roles in retail, strategy and supply chain at Deloitte Consulting and Accenture; and most recently was CEO of marketing technology firm Infolenz.
“The global retail industry is a major growth opportunity for SAP,” said Jim Hagemann Snabe, general manager, Industry Solutions, SAP. “Retailers have recognized the need to more efficiently respond to consumer needs and as a result are moving away from investment in expensive, in-house development and point solutions, toward integrated, standardized software that enables best practices and processes. Chavie has the talent and vision to take our global retail business to the next level and, with him at the helm, we’re looking forward to delivering compelling business solutions that provide the foundation for retailers to drive increased growth and earnings.” Chavie received his master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School and his bachelor’s degree in German and accounting from the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota). He is also a Fulbright Scholar in international trade, having studied at Germany’s Saarland University and the University of Cologne.

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