KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— SAP Southeast Asia (NYSE: SAP) today announced the appointment of Kok Cheong (KC) Hong as Managing Director of SAP Malaysia. In this role, KC is responsible for overseeing SAP Malaysia’s business strategy development and operations. The role also involves continuing the acceleration of SAP Malaysia’s success over the past 25 years in the country as the experience company powered by the intelligent enterprise. KC will report directly to Rachel Barger, SAP Chief Operating Officer for SAP Asia Pacific-Japan.
KC has more than 25 years of experience in various sales, channels and operations roles across many notable technology companies. He also has 15 solid years of senior management leadership in country and regional capacities. Most recently, he was the Managing Director of global financial services and software provider SS&C Technologies in Malaysia and South Asia. Three years prior to this role, KC was the Country General Manager for the Software Group of IBM Malaysia.
Commenting on the tech veteran’s appointment in SAP, Rachel Barger, SAP Chief Operating Officer for SAP Asia Pacific-Japan, remains optimistic on the continuing efforts of SAP’s success in Malaysia. “Malaysia is striving to make the country more competitive through investments in technology and knowledge-based areas. Now that we have a well-established local leader like KC who thoroughly understands the Malaysian technology landscape and clientele, we at SAP continue to look forward to this next phase of accelerating the journey of more Malaysian businesses towards becoming Intelligent Enterprises, as well as leading in various purpose-filled initiatives that will improve people’s lives.”
KC Hong, the newly appointed Managing Director of SAP Malaysia likewise looks forward to leading SAP’s vision to helping Malaysian companies of all sizes to run at their best. “SAP’s more than 25-year presence in Malaysia is a testament to their commitment in continuing their innovative streak and helping more Malaysian businesses to truly run better and become Intelligent Enterprises to thrive in today’s growing and demanding economy,” he said. “I am truly inspired to build on this foundation, especially at this time where both public and private sectors in Malaysia are united towards digital transformation of key industry sectors and accelerating technology as pillars of national growth.”