Strategic appointment reinforces SAP’s commitment to driving customer success in Southeast Asia
SINGAPORE — SAP Asia Pacific Japan today announced the appointment of Michiel Verhoeven as Vice President, Strategic Accounts for SAP Southeast Asia.
Verhoeven is responsible for leading a dedicated team to deliver the best of SAP’s technology innovations, services and capabilities to the largest customers in South East Asia. Based in Singapore, Verhoeven reports to Francois Lancon, President and Managing Director for SAP Southeast Asia.
“Our success is defined by our customers’ success. Michiel’s appointment reflects our continued focus on driving customer centricity,” said Francois Lancon, President and Managing Director, SAP Southeast Asia. “With his wealth of knowledge and experience, Michiel will act as a trusted advisor and build long-term relationships with our customers to help them leverage our innovations, achieve their business goals and run better.”
Verhoeven brings more than 20 years of industry experience in Asia Pacific, the United States and Europe. He joins SAP from Microsoft, where he was Vice President, Microsoft Services for Asia Pacific. In this role, Verhoeven led a multi-year leadership and sales transformation that accelerated revenue growth, improved customer satisfaction and increased profitability. Verhoeven also served as General Manager for Microsoft Communications Sector in Asia.
Prior to Microsoft, Verhoeven held several executive positions at webMethods Inc., a business integration software company. His last position at webMethods was Vice President for South Asia, responsible for establishing and growing the company’s operations in Asia, and developing the company’s industry solutions sales capabilities in the communications and high tech industries. In addition, Verhoeven also worked at Asia Net Media and held consulting positions at both Booz Allen & Hamilton and KPMG Consulting.
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