SAP names Claudio Muruzabal Regional President of EMEA South
SAP has appointed Claudio Muruzabal as the new President for SAP's EMEA south region that comprises Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
According to a statement released by SAP, Muruzabal replaces Steve Tzikakis who is leaving the company to pursue a leadership opportunity outside of the company.
With presence in 75 countries, 24 offices and over 5000 employees across EMEA South, SAP claims to have doubled its business in the region over the last five years.
SAP said that Muruzabal joined the company in 2015 as President of SAP Latin America and Caribbean, and has over 25 years of technology industry leadership experience.
“A visionary of the role of technology-driven innovation in business, Muruzabal has enjoyed great success in SAP's Latin America region. Prior to joining SAP, he was CEO of NEORIS, a successful global management and IT consulting business. A strong advocate of education, entrepreneurship and the promotion of diversity, Muruzabal has been recognised as one of the HITEC Top 50 Most Influential and Notable Hispanic Professionals in the IT Industry in Latin America and Spain and in 2019, he received a Bravo Award from the Council of the Americas organisation, as Technology Leader of the Year,” SAP stated.
Adaire Fox-Martin, Member of the SAP Executive Board, Customer Success, said, "Claudio Muruzabal' s leadership is grounded in building robust relationships to deliver strong business outcomes and exceptional experiences for our customers. I'm confident our customers in EMEA South will enjoy tremendous value from Claudio's expertise. Steve Tzikakis has delivered tremendous outcomes for our customers over his 12- year tenure at SAP and his contributions to our customers and to SAP will endure for years to come."
Muruzabal commented: "With over 23,000 customers and more than 19,000 partners across the EMEA South region, I am both honored and excited to take on this new role. EMEA South represents a tremendously dynamic market for SAP and the opportunity to grow in the region is significant. I look forward to helping customers capitalise on their SAP investment and reach their full potential."