Ambition to strengthen the network with more engagement, commitment and new members
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — SAP User Group Executive Network (SUGEN) recently announced that a new chairman, William Khalil from SUGMENA (Middle East/North Africa), and three new members in the leadership team have been elected. SUGEN is a global network of sixteen independent SAP user groups who cooperate mutually, and provide SAP with a sparring partner with regard to strategic subjects that are important to SAP customers.
The newly elected chairman and members of the leadership team have been elected during the recent SUGEN meeting in Berlin. William Khalil: “This is a special time in history that we are in Berlin and commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. SUGEN and the new leadership team will look forward for a future strongly supporting its mission with the ambition to grow with new user groups under a strong commitment and engagement.”
For the next period, the SUGEN leadership team will consist of:
- William Khalil – SUGMENA (Middle East/North Africa)
- David Ruiz Badia – AUSAPE (Spain), continues his existing term
- Grahame Reynolds – SAUG (Australia)
- Stein-Ove Rov – SBN (Norway)
- Rob van der Marck – VNSG (Netherlands)
Yasmin Awad, SVP, Global User Group Organization, SAP SE: “We are very proud of the relationship we have created with SUGEN and recognize the tremendous feedback SUGEN and our customers provide to us is core to validating our strategy and improving our products. SAP is honored and excited to continue this amazing working relationship with newly elected leadership.”
Tonnie van der Horst from VNSG steps down as chair of SUGEN after a four year term. “We sincerely thank Tonnie van der Horst for his contribution, dedication, and leadership. Tonnie
has tremendously devoted volunteer time for this responsibility that had rendered several positive values to SUGEN.”, says William Khalil.
Photo Caption: SAP User Group Executive Network (SUGEN) recently announced that a new chairman, William Khalil from SUGMENA (Middle East/North Africa) (center) and three new members in the leadership team have been elected.
Established in 2007, SUGEN is a global network of sixteen user groups designed to facilitate open, honest dialogue between members and SAP. By working together, SUGEN members provide consolidated strategic influence priorities and work with SAP to resolve them, provide an effective and efficient method for communication among user groups and SAP, and share best practices between users groups and SAP for the mutual benefit of all.
Current members include AFSUG (Africa), ASUG Argentina, ASUG Brazil, ASUG Mexico, AUSAPE (Spain), CSUA (China), SAPFINUG (Finland), INDUS (India), JSUG (Japan), SAPSA
(Sweden), SAUG (Australia), SAP UK & Ireland User Group, SBN (Norway), SUGMENA (Middle-East, North Africa), USF (France), and VNSG (Netherlands).
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