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SAP Africa Management Team

SAP Africa Management Team

SAP Africa, a subsidiary of SAP SE, oversees the company’s business operations in Africa.

Cathy Smith
MD, SAP Africa

Cathy joins SAP from Cisco, where she was MD for Sub-Saharan Africa. Prior to that, she spent 23 years at IBM in a variety of leadership roles. As a fellow of the African Leadership Initiative, she is also committed to developing the next generation of value-based African leaders, capable of guiding and leading their countries, as they balance the demands of globalisation with local visions of a sustainable society.

Johannes Dressler
Chief Financial Officer, SAP Africa

Experienced Chief Financial Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software industry. Skilled in Accounting, Internal Controls, Financial Statements, Financial Accounting, and Leadership. Strong finance professional with a Master of Science (M.Sc.) focused in Accounting and Taxation from Mannheim Business School.

Pedro Guerreiro
Managing Director, Central Africa (East Africa, West Africa and Lusophone Africa)

Cumulate roles as SAP Managing Director for Lusophone Africa & Head of Salesfor E&NR in Africa. SAP Roles (past & present): MD SAP Lusophone Africa / E&NR License Head of Sales / Services Sales Director / Client Partner / Client Engagement Manager ea.

Genevieve Koolen
Human Resource Director, SAP Africa
Genevieve Koolen

Genevieve was appointed HRD for SAP Africa in June 2019. She moved here after a successful stint as CHRO of Neotel where she quickly established herself as a key member of the Executive Committee and Leadership team.

She is first and foremost a business leader who is experienced in operating across strategic and tactical areas of the business to implement imperatives to drive growth and sustainability of the business.Prior to joining Corporate, Genevieve spend almost 20 years in Management Consulting honing her skills as a strategic implementer on various projects, programmes and initiatives in large scale organisations, industries and sectors.

She is also an experienced Human Resources Specialist who focuses on all aspects of Human Asset Management, including organisational re-structuring, organisational design, policy design and implementation and all other aspects of practical HR administration. Genevieve is an Industrial psychologist by training.

Cameron Beveridge
Sales Director for Southern Africa

Engineering background with strong Marketing and Commercial Experience. Last 16 years have incorporated Outsourcing (EDS), Consulting (TPI), Sales Director (Sybase), Director Cloud - SAP Africa.

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