In a move underscoring its cloud ambitions, SAP has appointed Khor Chern Chuen as managing director for Singapore, charged wth business strategy development and overseeing SAP operations in Singapore.
Khor was previously head of cloud in SAP Southeast Asia, with responsibility for revenue, demand management, strategy, and industry cloud go-to-market plans. In his new role, he will report to Scott Russell, president of SAP Southeast Asia. His responsibilities will include leading co-innovation projects with customers, and developing the SAP Singapore workforce.
“Singapore is a key market for us in the region, being the headquarters for our operations in both APJ and Southeast Asia. It is also a hotbed for developing innovation and innovators, and is the top country for ASEAN for innovation as ranked by the Global Innovation Index. We have been investing in our relationships with customers and partners to drive our Singapore Smart Nation Vision 2020 forward, and I am confident that Khor will be able to deliver accelerated growth for our business in the market,” Russell said.
“There are plenty of opportunities in Singapore as the government advances its Smart Nation agenda. We’re already seeing huge investments in digital technologies such as big data as well as machine learning, analytics and blockchains and expect this to go on an upward trajectory as the government implements the recommendations put forward by the Committee on the Future Economy earlier this year.
“SAP has a solid track-record of delivering innovative solutions to our customers and helping them navigate the new digital environment. I look forward to this exciting chapter of leading SAP Singapore as we continue to partner our customers in achieving Singapore’s Smart Nation vision,” said Khor Chern Chuen, managing director, SAP Singapore.
Khor began his IT career in 2001 and joined SAP in 2007, managing large and strategic accounts. He took on the SAP Cloud leadership position in Southeast Asia in 2016.