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SAP names Barry Padgett as President of SAP Ariba

Thursday 11th January, 2018

SAP has announced this week the new appointments of Alex Atzberger as president of SAP Hybris and Barry Padgett as president of SAP Ariba. Padgett joined SAP through the acquisition of Concur where he served nearly 20 years.

As president of SAP Ariba, Padgett will also have oversight of SAP’s business network strategy, charting the future of this important growth area.

Atzberger has been serving as president of SAP Ariba for the past three years and has 13 years’ service at SAP. Atzberger has helped to position SAP Ariba offerings, furthering the digital transformation agendas for companies such as Ford, Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson, Ferrero, Lenovo, LATAM Airlines Group and many others.

“Positioning these proven leaders, both with deep customer empathy and a business vision rooted in a beautiful customer experience, will have a tremendous, positive impact for customers worldwide,” said Robert Enslin, member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and president of Cloud Business Group, SAP. “The business acumen and expertise both Alex and Barry bring to their respective roles, coupled with the engineering innovation agendas already underway, will greatly advance SAP’s leadership pursuits in the areas of procurement, customer engagement and commerce.”

SAP Hybris solutions comprise the omnichannel customer engagement and commerce business at SAP including offerings for commerce, marketing, sales, service and revenue.