VANCOUVER, CAN — January 18, 2023 — SAP Labs Canada has announced the appointment of Christine Vukusic as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). Christine will be operating, managing, and executing the strategic vision and mission of SAP Labs Canada by developing and implementing the operational plan for the organization and promote SAP’s award-winning company culture.

Labs Canada is one of seven SAP Global Research Hubs, which represent SAP’s most significant R&D locations, in terms of size and delivery of best-in-class solutions across the many SAP product portfolios. Based in Vancouver, Christine brings her over 15-year tenure with SAP to this new role. In her previous role, her passion for innovation with internal processes was her focus, as the manager of the SAP Language Experience North America team. Here she led a multi-functional team of developers, project managers, and language quality engineers providing industry-leading translation technology and processes across SAP. She joined SAP with a decade of tech industry expertise in growing teams and businesses.

“I have had the opportunity to be involved with many aspects of the business and am excited to make a difference in a new way, focused on collaboration and innovating our products and internal process in support of SAP Labs’ big picture objectives,” said Christine Vukusic, COO, SAP Labs Canada. “I am committed to creating connections, bringing different voices together and growing a diverse and inclusive culture that will empower our teams to shine bright.”

The SAP Labs Canada team has been a big supporter of creating innovative outlets for its employees such as its sustainability and green technology expertise, the d-Shop technology makerspace, volunteer programs to support students and girls in STEM, and its valuable Internship Program. With the breadth and depth of her years of experience, Christine is ready for new challenges, inspiring ideas, and aims to showcase Labs Canada operations as an innovative gold standard.

“Our objective is to always be on the cutting edge of innovation to provide our people and customers with the solutions they need to be the best run versions of themselves,” said Cindy Fagen, Managing Director, SAP Labs Canada. “We are exceptionally fortunate to have Christine joining our team as COO, bringing a new perspective and fresh energy to the SAP Labs Canada team.”

Christine is known for always being one to step up to help SAP be stronger together. She has consistently been an advocate for diversity, inclusion, and employee engagement. This includes her role as a member of the Vancouver ELT, being co-chair of the Vancouver Business Women’s Network, sponsor for SAP Canada’s Green team and a steering member of SAP’s Indigenous Inclusion Initiative.