SAP Appoints Public Sector Expert Josephin Galla as Managing Director for Vietnam

Ha Noi, VietnamSAP Southeast Asia (NYSE: SAP) today announced the appointment of Josephin Galla as Managing Director for SAP Vietnam. In this new role, Josephin will be responsible for leading and driving business growth and operations for Vietnam, as well doubling down on efforts to help the Vietnam government leverage technology as a catalyst for economic growth. She will report directly to Claus Andresen, President and Managing Director of SAP Southeast Asia.

Managing Director for SAP Vietnam Josephin Galla

Josephin has extensive international experience working across 3 continents – Asia, North America and Europe where she has helped companies, communities, and governments run better. With more than a decade in the technology sector, she brings her expertise in industries such as public services, mining and utilities. Prior to being the Managing Director of SAP Vietnam, Josephin led a high performing team of industry value advisors across South East Asia and worked as part of SAP China’s Growth Plan as a Global Account Director, where she managed some of the largest mining & utilities customers.

Commenting on the appointment, Claus Andresen, President and Managing Director for SAP Southeast Asia said: “With the Vietnam government gearing up all sectors towards Industry 4.0, Vietnam continues to be one of the most vibrant and dynamic economies in the region. SAP’s deep industry expertise in public and private sectors puts us in a unique position to use intelligent technologies to help the country compete in the digital economy. We remain bullish in growing SAP Vietnam and I believe Josephin has the passion to propel our growth ambition.”

“SAP Vietnam opened its doors to business 10 years ago, and during these 10 years of operations, we continue to serve over 450 customers in 9 industries. With 70% of our customers being SMEs, this just shows that SAP is the technology of choice whatever the size of business. We remain focused to work side by side with every business in Vietnam in their digital transformation journey.”

“Now is an exciting time to be in Vietnam where both public and private sectors are united in the mandate to become an industrialized nation by 2020, build smart cities and drive sustainable development, and empower SMEs for Industry 4.0,” says Josephin Galla, the newly appointed Managing Director of SAP Vietnam. “Our vision in SAP is to power Digital Vietnam where we have highly innovative solutions to help the government’s aim to improve government services, equip Vietnamese youth with digital skills to be future-ready, and the right Design Thinking approach to co-innovate with our stakeholders. This kind of transformative vision energizes me, and I look forward to working with the local team to make this happen.”

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