Duncan Williamson has been appointed managing director of SAP Malaysia, taking over from Terrence Yong, who will move to another role within the company.
In this role, Williamson will be responsible for driving business growth and operations for Malaysia, reporting to Claus Andresen, president and managing director, SAP Southeast Asia.
Williamson has held leadership roles within SAP over the last 18 years, prior to which he was managing partner for the Nestle business, one of the biggest global accounts at SAP.
“Malaysia holds plenty of growth opportunities for the IT industry in the next few years as the government clearly outlined its plans as part of Budget 2018 to focus on boosting the Malaysia’s digital economy. With the Malaysian government forecasting that the digital economy is set to contribute 20 per cent of the country’s GDP by 2020, there needs to be concerted efforts and collaborations between the private and public sectors to help both local organisations and multi-national corporations in Malaysia to embrace digitisation,” said Andresen.
“SAP has been proudly supporting many of our Malaysian customers’ digital transformation over the past 25 years, and I am confident that under Duncan’s leadership, we will be able to support the country leapfrog into the next stage of digitisation.”
Williamson said as the Malaysian government’s Transformasi Nasional 2050 initiative takes shape, there are greater opportunities for technology vendors like SAP.
“2017 had been a landmark year for Malaysia, with the government launching a number of key initiatives and announcing several major plans to transform the country’s digital economy. I applaud the government’s vision to enhance Malaysia’s reputation as a regional digital hub,” said Williamson.
“The next few years promise to be exciting for Malaysia, and I am looking forward to collaborating with the government, our customers and partners in the country as we write the next chapter for Malaysia’s digital transformation.”