Johannesburg — SAP Africa has announced the appointment of Noble Ekajeh, a Nigerian national, into the position of Regional Manager for West Africa, based in Nigeria, effective 1 September 2009. In this role, he will focus on overseeing all functions of the business while driving SAP’s footprint expansion in West Africa.
“Noble has a wealth of experience spanning over 13 years in the IT industry at both the local and international level, and we believe this places him in an excellent position to deliver on our expectation for the region,” says Pfungwa Serima, SAP Africa Managing Director.
Ekajeh began his career in August 1993, as a District Manager, handling the West African business, for American Power Conversion, in France. In March 1999 he was appointed Business Development Manager for Compaq West Africa, where he rose to the position of Personal Systems Group Country Manager for Hewlett-Packard (in which he was a key member in overseeing the change locally arising from the merger between HP and Compaq globally).
He joins SAP from ATM Consortium (Lagos), where he was Managing Director from July 2004 to date. Speaking on the sidelines of the SAP World Tour West Africa taking place in Lagos, Serima says: “This appointment bodes well for SAP Africa as it further entrenches our commitment to West Africa, which forms a significant focus of our business as we continue on our ambitious growth trajectory in Africa.”
“Given the focused commitment to the West African market by SAP, I look forward to expanding, with the team, the scope and depth of SAP’s business in the region,” says Noble Ekajeh.
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