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SAP Gets New Regional President for Europe, Middle East and Africa

SAP has named Emmanuel (Manos) Raptopoulos as the President of its newly established EMEA region. This new region encompasses Benelux, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Nordics, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the entire Middle East and Africa. In his new role, Raptopoulos will oversee 14,000 employees spread across 53 offices, serving customers in 90 countries. This region holds significant importance for SAP’s business, with the combination of cloud technology and AI offering a unique opportunity to drive customer transformation and value.

Before this appointment, Raptopoulos served as the Regional President for SAP EMEA South, which is now part of the larger EMEA region. He joined SAP in 1998 and has since held various leadership positions in General Management, Sales, Operations, and Consulting in both Europe and the Middle East.

“For more than 25 years, Manos Raptopoulos has successfully grown customer-facing businesses at SAP. I have confidence in his leadership and know that he will continue to champion the growth and innovation of our customers in this strategically important region for SAP,” said Scott Russell, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and head of Customer Success. “Manos is a staunch advocate for the voice of customers and partners and is an empathetic and inspirational leader of people. I am excited for Manos to lead our EMEA Region to new heights, together with our outstanding team.”

“Our customers have high expectations. They rely on SAP to run their most critical business processes, to digitally transform, to boost their sustainability, and to future-proof their organizations,” says Raptopoulos. “EMEA’s next chapter will be fueled by accelerated cloud and AI innovation, underpinned by our purpose, our people, and our partnerships. I feel honoured to lead this diverse and talented team of professionals. Together, we can make a significant impact, in this region and beyond.”

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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