John Graham has been appointed managing director of SAP Canada, replacing Bob Elliott, who left SAP in September to become senior vice president of of global sales at Hootsute.
SAP chief operating officer Leagh Turner functioned as interim leader in the meantime.
With SAP since 2001, Graham most recently served as head of the Global Partner Organization for SAP North America, which involves managing SAP’s strategic alliance partners, channel resellers, third-party partners, OEM partners, distribution, inside sales and managed cloud as a service (MCaaS).
“I cannot think of a more exciting time to become the leader of an organization that offers a truly unique platform of products and solutions to thousands of customers across Canada,” said Graham. “In these economic times, SAP is the only global software company in Canada capable of enabling businesses to harness the digital economy to innovate and operate more efficiently, and we will remain laser focused on helping our customers grow.”
Graham has also served as chief operating officer for SAP North America.
“John couples a deep understanding of our business and industry with strong leadership abilities and a talent for taking the organizations he has been a part of to new heights,” said Jennifer Morgan, president, SAP North America. “He’s widely respected both inside and outside of SAP, and I’m confident he will be a great addition to the strong team we currently have in Canada.”