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SAP appoints Kholiwe Makhohliso new MD for Southern Africa


SAP has today announced the appointment of seasoned technology executive, Kholiwe Makhohliso, as its new Managing Director for Southern Africa.

Makhohliso joins SAP from German software company, Software AG where she served as Vice-President and Country MD as well as an Executive Director board member. She has also previously held different positions in blue chip companies including Accenture and Oracle.

“Organisations throughout Southern Africa are uncovering new capabilities and efficiency gains through the smart use of intelligent technologies, thereby accelerating business transformation and sustainability efforts. As the region shifts to more agile and resilient business processes to power growth across multiple industries, Kholiwe’s technology and leadership expertise will be a great asset to our business.”   Sergio Maccotta, Senior Vice-President for Middle East South and Africa at SAP, said.

“Kholiwe’s appointment to this strategic leadership role will be invaluable in further leading SAP’s efforts in Southern Africa to power innovation and ultimately fuel economic growth.” Maccotta added.

Passionate about education and youth skills development, Makhohliso is also Chairperson of the Sparrow Trust, a non-profit organisation working to provide young, disadvantaged South African youth with education and learning opportunities.

Speaking of her new appointment Makhohliso said “This is a fantastic time to be joining SAP, as the organisation takes significant strides on its cloud leadership journey that is embracing the potential of AI and sustainability in the Southern African marketplace. I’m excited for this next chapter in my career as the region has a well-established installed base of SAP customers, and I look forward to further engaging both customers and partners to generate ongoing positive impact, powered by technology.”

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