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9 December 2016

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SAP Africa appoints Dr. Gilbert Saggia as East Africa MD

SAP Africa today announced the appointment of Dr. Gilbert Saggia as its new Managing Director in East Africa.

Kenya-born Dr. Saggia completed a degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Nairobi before embarking on a highly successful career in the ICT sector, where over the past 18 years he held various senior positions. Prior to his most recent position as Kenya Country Managing Director at Oracle, Dr. Saggia was Regional Manager: East Africa at Cisco Systems, and gained international experience during his tenure as Sales Solutions Manager at Siemens in Belgium. He holds an MBA certification from Tulane University in the USA, and contributes to regional periodicals and books especially on the topic of ICT in healthcare.

Dr. Saggia said: "As one of the leading technology companies driving innovation and digital transformation across the African continent, SAP Africa is a playing a vital role in unlocking the continent's economic potential. Its groundbreaking work in various industries, paired with its revolutionary Digital Platform and pan-African skills development initiatives, only serve as validation of its commitment to the success and prosperity of the African continent and all its citizens. I look forward to working with the regional team to create an ecosystem that drives growth across all our business sectors."

Brett Parker, Managing Director at SAP Africa, commented that Dr. Saggia's appointment comes at the perfect time as the company drives its digital transformation agenda across the East African region. "Dr. Saggia's experience and skills in championing digital transformation in the public and private sectors, especially in healthcare, as well as his experience with cloud technologies perfectly complement our ambitions in the region. We look forward to seeing how he shapes and leads our vision, strategy, and execution in East Africa, and enhances the value we bring to our customers' businesses."