E-business software solutions provider SAP has announced the appointment of two senior executives to its Asia Pacific management team. SAP Asia has appointed Ruth Connolly as the senior vice president, Marketing and Regional Support, as well as Chan Wai Leong as the managing director for its Singapore operations.
Connolly takes over from Martin Breuer who will be returning to Germany after completing a four-year assignment to take on new responsibilities at SAP's corporate HQ. Connolly will also continue in her current role as the managing director of SAP India.
Chan will be taking over from Bob Armstrong, who was the acting managing director for SAP Singapore. Armstrong will continue his involvement in SAP Singapore and serve in an advisory role to ensure a smooth transition. He will resume his responsibilities in the regional organization in the delivery of training and professional services.
Prior to SAP, Connolly’s experience includes eight years in Asia where she headed Autodesk Asia and Sterling Commerce Asia to develop and expand their business presence in Asia. Connolly has held various line and management positions at General Electric's Aircraft Engines and Power Systems businesses.
Chan was formerly the vice president of Business Development and Strategy, Asia Pacific at Gateway. He has over 17 years of broad industry experience. He has also worked with Booz Allen and Hamilton, Singapore Airlines, and SRI International. As a principal at Booz Allen and Hamilton in Singapore, he headed up the regional Communications, Media and Technology practice.
Chan graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He also has a Masters in Electrical Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration from Cornell University.
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