The List Recognises the Most Future-Minded, Influential and Impactful Channel Leaders in EMEA

Celine Cazali, Chief Partner Officer, SAP UK & Ireland, is among the 20 honourees on the first Channel Futures EMEA Channel Leaders list. The list recognizes these individuals as leaders who will determine the future of the channel as they redefine the partner-supplier relationship.

The EMEA channel leaders were selected based on their companies’ market share, growth potential, strength of partner network, scope of partner program and the individual’s impact on the partner ecosystem.

Celine Cazali, Chief Partner Officer, SAP UK & Ireland, said: “It’s an honour to be included in the Channel Futures EMEA Channel Leaders nominee list, and I’m particularly delighted to see a number of fellow female leaders included in this list. The channel is a such a vibrant community and on a daily basis I see many female leaders who have found their voice and are leading the charge to bring such a positive influence on the wider IT industry.

“Our Channel partners are at the core of SAP’s strategy, which is to scale with its partner ecosystem in order to deliver on our customer success. It’s fantastic and humbling to be part of this vibrant community of channel leaders and to have the opportunity to shape our partner strategy in such transformational times.”

This list is the third of seven that will be unveiled one by one through the end of this year. The first list, recognizing channel leaders in security, was unveiled on Oct. 18. Channel leaders in networking and connectivity were named on Nov. 1. Subsequent lists will honour senior partner executives in communications and collaboration (including UCaaS) managed services, distribution and cloud. The lists will be produced on an annual basis and expanded into other industry segments.

The channel leaders list, compiled by Channel Futures editors, are intended to provide the partner ecosystem with an in-depth look at each industry segment and spotlight those individuals responsible for the strategic direction of partner-facing organizations. As the nature of the channel changes, partners are developing deep ties with numerous suppliers in each technology solution segment they support. The channel leaders lists will identify the executives with whom they should establish strong relationships going forward.

“Channel Futures is once again demonstrating the incredible value it brings to its readers and the entire channel with by debuting the Channel Futures Leadership list. This list was compiled after months of tireless work by our media team to identify true leaders in the channel by industry category. It is critical for the partners who are focused on these markets to be able to understand who is making the investments and decisions in the channel that impact their future. We are proud to present these executives to the entire channel,” said Kelly Danziger, vice president and general manager, Informa Tech Channels.

“As the industry faces one of its most tumultuous periods, it is essential for channel partners to connect with the leaders of today’s strategic technology providers. These individuals are the ones who are guiding their organizations and partner ecosystems into the future with innovative thinking and industry-defining channel programs. Channel Futures has identified the individuals who are fueling a new wave of growth and solutions partners can bring to customers.” said Robert DeMarzo, vice president of content, Informa Tech Channels.