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SAP appoints new head of cloud in Asia Pacific Japan

Zafar Anjum | Feb. 17, 2014
John Ruthven named Senior Vice President of Cloud and Line of Business for Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) as the company focuses on winning in the cloud

John Ruthven, SAP

John Ruthven, Senior Vice President of Cloud and Line of Business for Asia Pacific Japan (APJ), SAP

SAP appointed John Ruthven as Senior Vice President of Cloud and Line of Business for Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) as the company focuses on expanding the enterprise cloud business, the software company said in recent statement.

Ruthven is tasked with driving SAP's "cloud first" strategy across line of business solutions and oversee the entire cloud portfolio in the region. According to official figures, SAP APJ grew triple digits in cloud in Q4 and Full Year 2013. SAP has the largest subscriber base with more than 35 million cloud users worldwide and more than 1 million in APJ.

Based in Sydney, Ruthven reports to Robert Enslin, acting President of SAP APJ and President of Global Customer Operations of SAP AG, and Shawn Price, Global Head of Cloud and Line of Business for SAP AG.

Ruthven brings to SAP 18 years of experience in the IT industry with particular expertise in regional and international management and sales operations. Prior to joining SAP, Ruthven served as Senior Vice President of International Sales at Zuora Inc., and General Manager of Emerging Markets at CA Technologies.

A native of Australia, Ruthven holds a Bachelor's degree in Education with post-graduate studies in Marketing and International Business.

 

 

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