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Sports Ambassadors

SAP is helping build the next generation of “connected athletes” by supplying real-time data insights and analytics to elevate their preparation and performance when it counts.

Featured Ambassador: Cameron Champ

Congratulations to SAP ambassador Cameron Champ on his latest PGA Tour win! As a trailblazer within the golf community, this victory makes Cameron the 24th player since 1990 to win three times on tour before age 27. SAP is also proud to partner with the Cameron Champ Foundation. Cameron champions equality, STEM education, and autism awareness aligning with SAP’s vision and mission. 

Meet more of our ambassadors

Ernie Els

SAP is a proud partner of Ernie Els and the Els for Autism Foundation. Golfer Ernie Els has more than 60 wins, including four majors. In 2011, his legendary status was confirmed when he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. The former World No. 1 is also known as "The Big Easy" due to his imposing physical stature and easygoing persona. Off the course, Ernie continues to be a massive influence in support of the autism community through his foundation and learning centre, the Els Center of Excellence. 

Jan Frodeno

Having won three IRONMAN World Championship titles in Kona, as well as an Olympic Gold in Beijing 2008, Jan Frodeno is considered the most successful triathlete in history. He shares the same values as SAP, striving for success by going the extra mile and always being willing to adapt and take on new challenges. Jan is known for his meticulousness, professionalism, and pioneering role in the use of data using the latest technologies – particularly as a leader in Data Management for Analytics. Beyond his unwavering dedication to the sport, Jan Frodeno is also widely known for pushing boundaries with his entrepreneurial spirit and advocation for sustainability. 

Ingrid Klimke

As the International Equestrian Federation's Athlete of the Decade, Ingrid Klimke is one of the most admired riders in the world, She has won countless titles over the last few decades and has appeared in five Olympics since 2000, winning one silver and two gold medals. As a rare exception, she has been nominated in two disciplines for the 2020 Olympics. Her amazing sense of courage, strength, and resilience combined with an absolute passion for horses is noticeable in every ride she takes. SAP is a proud patron of Ingrid’s champions “SAP Hale Bob OLD” and “SAP Asha P”.

Gary Paffett

Gary Paffett is a sporting and technical advisor as well as a reserve and development driver to the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team. His top-level experience in motorsport offers both his team and partners, including SAP, valuable insights into the skill and requirements of a racing driver. Gary's pure talent and expert knowledge and SAP’s experience in sports partnerships offer a winning formula for a successful collaboration.

Emily Penn

Ocean advocate, skipper, and co-founder of eXXpedition, Emily Penn has spent 10 years studying the impact that micro-plastic pollution is having on the world’s oceans, the environment, and our health. Through this multi-year partnership, SAP is supporting eXXpedition’s mission with the creation of SHiFT, a digital platform to educate people on actions they can take to reduce plastic waste in their local communities. We are sharing research, data, and insights from eXXpedition's voyage with SAP’s global customers and partners to help drive change that will ultimately create a cleaner ocean for generations to come.

Stoffel Vandoorne

Belgian born racing driver, Stoffel Vandoorne, competes in the all-electric street racing series, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. As an official driver for the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team, Stoffel will benefit from innovative solutions based on SAP technologies to help him and the Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team operate at the highest level.

Throughout his career, Stoffel has proven time and again that he shares the same values as SAP - striving for success by going the extra mile and always being willing to adapt to take on new challenges. His experience, combined with SAP’s longstanding history in motorsports, represents an exciting collaboration for SAP and Stoffel as they take to the track in this landmark chapter in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship.

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