Singapore — SAP Asia Pacific & Japan
(NYSE: SAP) today announced the appointment of Kelly Tan as Managing Director for SAP Singapore. Kelly will be responsible for business strategy development and operations for SAP in Singapore. Based in Singapore, Kelly reports to François Lançon, President and Managing Director for SAP Southeast Asia.
“SAP has been operating in Singapore since 1989, helping our customers run better in one of the world’s most competitive economies,” said François Lançon, President and Managing Director, SAP Southeast Asia. “Kelly’s appointment will provide the leadership to build on our strong growth trajectory and further drive our customer-focused innovation strategy in Singapore.”
Kelly replaces Kowshik Sriman, who will take on an expanded role as Vice President, Top Deals, SAP Southeast Asia. Kowshik will continue to be based in Singapore.
“I would also like to thank Kowshik for his outstanding leadership and contributions to SAP Singapore over the past seven years. Kowshik has been instrumental in accelerating business growth and establishing a strong foundation for SAP Singapore. I wish him every success in his new role,” added Lançon.
Kelly joins SAP from Hewlett-Packard, where she recently held the role of Vice President and General Manager, Enterprise Group, HP South East Asia, while also serving as Managing Director for HP Singapore.
Kelly has more than 20 years of experience with HP, spanning a variety of regional and global roles. Prior to becoming the Vice President and Managing Director for HP Singapore’s Enterprise Business, Kelly was Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for HP’s Graphics Solutions Business. She also held several other positions during her tenure at HP, including Vice President of HP’s Imaging and Printing business in South East Asia. In these roles, Kelly directed regional teams in growing revenue and market share while delivering innovative customer experiences and go-to-market synergies across business segments.
“SAP is undoubtedly a global market leader and I am delighted to join the SAP family,” said Kelly Tan, Managing Director for SAP Singapore. “I look forward to working with the team to further grow our customer and partner base while delivering innovative solutions tailored to the local customer needs.”
Kelly holds an MBA from University of Dubuque, Iowa, United States, and a Bachelor’s degree in Logistics/Transportation and International Business from Ohio State University.
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