SAP Africa has appointed Derek Kudsee to the position of chief operating officer (COO) for sub-Saharan Africa, responsible for strengthening the software vendor’s presence in this growing market.

“The best run businesses globally run SAP, and I believe that there is huge untapped potential in Africa. I am thrilled to have the opportunity as COO to support the business for today and lead it for tomorrow” says Kudsee.
“There are significant opportunities across the rest of Africa and we are keen to realise this potential through relevant solutions. SAP is ready to work closely with current and potential customers, as well as partners across the continent. The time for Africa is now.”
Pfungwa Serima, MD of SAP Africa, adds: "Kudsee brings with him a wealth of management and leadership experience to this role, which will prove to be invaluable as we continue to grow our business in Africa."
Kudsee has worked with the SAP Africa team, partners and customers during his four years as director of SME.