SAP has appointed a new managing director for Aotearoa New Zealand with Adrian Griffin taking over the role.
He replaces Phil Cameron, who was recently promoted to the position of chief operating officer for SAP ANZ. Griffin will be responsible for all customer operations in New Zealand.
The success of our business in New Zealand is crucial to the success of the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) market unit, said SAP Australia and New Zealand president and managing director Damien Bueno. "New Zealand is home to some of our most innovative and forward-thinking customers who are seeking greater flexibility, and faster innovation cycles, and as such are embracing cloud technologies at a rapid pace.”
“I believe Adrian’s appointment will broaden and strengthen our leadership team in New Zealand. He brings exceptional leadership qualities to the role of MD. His focus on customer success combined with his collaborative and empathetic leadership style will ensure our customers are supported to grow and succeed in this dynamic market.”
Griffin joined SAP 12 years ago as part of SAP Services. In 2014 he was named services sales director, and for the past five years has held the role of NZ industries team (private sector) general manager. Prior, he spent time in various consulting roles across Oracle, Deloitte and IBM Services.
Griffin, who is based in Auckland, also supports SAP’s Academy programme and STAR Intern programme to foster emerging talent.
“There is a huge opportunity in New Zealand now, with organisations searching for ways to not just be resilient to the pandemic but to be able to move forward with growth, and in ways that better equip them for the challenges ahead,” Griffin said of his appointment,
“I’m thrilled to be in a position to help customers across New Zealand achieve their ambitions and I look forward to delivering some outstanding results in 2022 and beyond.”