Chief Financial Officer, SAP UK and Ireland
Elena Shishkina joined SAP UK and Ireland as Chief Financial Officer in April 2011 and is a member of the SAP UK and Ireland Executive Board. Elena is primarily responsible for driving financial excellence, as well as pro-actively supporting commercial operations across the UK and Ireland business, with an overall objective to optimise profitability and maximise cash flow generation. She also has overall responsibility for all compliance activity in the UK and Ireland market unit.
Elena has been working at SAP since 2005. She joined SAP in Russia and CIS countries as Internal Strategic consultant. Between 2007 and April 2011 Elena served as CFO in Russia and CIS and was also formerly Acting General Manager of Russia and CIS. In addition to her CFO role, in January 2011 Elena joined Corporate Development (M&A) Go To Market team of SAP AG. She was responsible for Sybase Go to Market integration in line with SAP global strategy, covering the product portfolio of mobile technology, high performance databases, and analytics in the European market.
Previously she worked as Finance Director and Senior Consultant in Russian and international companies in professional services, consumer distribution and manufacturing firms, where she successfully realised a number of new venture projects.