Tim Ebbeck confirmed as President & CEO for SAP Australia & New Zealand

Sydney, AustraliaSAP today confirmed Tim Ebbeck as president and chief executive officer for Australia and New Zealand. Tim was appointed to the role in an acting capacity in mid January 2008.

Tim’s chief responsibility will be working closely with customers and SAP partners in the commercial and government sector to provide business solutions based on SAP’s suite of integrated applications, which includes software and solutions for managing finance, back office, customer relationships, supply chain, business intelligence and business process integration.

Tim joined SAP in 2003 as chief finance officer for ANZ and was part of the ANZ leadership team to end 2006. In early 2007 he was appointed to the position of senior vice president and chief operating officer for Asia Pacific Japan (APJ).

“I’m very pleased to confirm that Tim will take on the role of President and CEO for Australia and New Zealand,” said Geraldine McBride, President and CEO, SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ). “He has strong leadership ability and a proven track record of successful results in the areas of the business that he has led over the years. We have set ambitious growth plans to double the size of our business in ANZ by 2010 and Tim will play a key role in driving us forward towards this goal.”

Tim brings with him almost 30 years business experience. Prior to working for SAP, Tim held the position of group CFO in the Asia Pacific Region for TMP Worldwide. He has also worked at Compaq Computer and Investment Vehicle, Unisys South Pacific Division, Tandem Computers and GEC ALSTHOM Australia Limited.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Economics, a Fellowship from CPA Australia, a Fellowship from the Australian Institute of Management and a MAICD from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

An accomplished sportsman having played representative cricket, Tim is also non-executive Chairman of Insite Organisation Pty Ltd which is an integrated marketing communications business, and a professional mentor at CPA Australia.