Ferose to oversee R&D operations in Bangalore and Gurgaon
BANGALORE, India — SAP AG, the world’s leading provider of business software
solutions, today announced the appointment of V R Ferose as Managing Director of SAP Labs in India, effective
from April 1, 2010. In his extended role, Ferose will oversee R&D operations at SAP Labs, across Bangalore and
With this change, the governance structure at SAP Labs India will be uniformly aligned with that of the
global SAP Labs Network to enable streamlining of strategy and processes.
In addition to being the overall head for SAP Labs in India, Ferose continues to be a key member of the
global SAP Labs network, which has been established to share best practices, set benchmarks and generate
synergies among SAP Labs worldwide.
Ferose has been part of the SAP family since August 1999 and has held various positions at SAP Labs
India. Most recently, he was heading SAP Labs India’s north hub in Gurgaon.
“In his previous roles, Ferose has shown exemplary innovation, drive and leadership. This, along with his
ability to produce results and strive for excellence will prove extremely valuable in taking our India operations to
greater heights” said Gerhard Oswald, Member of the Executive Board and COO, SAP AG. “Therefore,
Ferose is the right leader for this role and I wish him and his team the very best.”
“Over the past few years, SAP Labs India has grown to become our largest R&D center outside of
Germany. The center has contributed significantly towards developing SAP’s core technologies and products,”
said Vishal Sikka, Member of the Executive Board and CTO, SAP AG and Executive Sponsor of SAP Labs
India. “Ferose’s strong technology focus will definitely be a great asset to help us remain at the forefront of
Ferose graduated from the National Institute of Technology in 1997 with a B. Tech. degree in Computer
Science and Engineering.
Kush Desai, Managing Director, SAP Labs (Bangalore location) has decided to move on from SAP Labs
to pursue other opportunities.
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1998, the center established itself across SAP’s full value chain very quickly. Contributing to more than 20 percent of global
R&D and services and support, more than 4000 employees of SAP Labs India are engaged in collaborative software
engineering that facilitates the delivery of innovative business solutions. An extensive employee learning system, management
excellence and world class infrastructure make SAP Labs India one of the most sought-after employers in the Indian IT
industry. SAP Labs India currently operates out of Bangalore and Gurgaon. For more information, visit www.saplabs.co.in
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