Ms. Hera K. Siu Joins SAP as President, SAP China: New Generation Leader Brings Fresh Perspective to SAP China
Singapore, April 12, 2010 AEST (ABN Newswire) - SAP Asia Pacific Japan today announced the appointment of Hera K. Siu as President, SAP China (ETR:SAP). Reporting directly to Steve Watts, President, SAP Asia Pacific Japan, Ms. Siu will assume responsibility for all aspects of SAP China's operations with particular focus on continuing to grow SAP's on-premise, on-demand and on-device solutions in China.
Ms. Siu is a new-generation, technology industry leader, with more than 20 years experience spanning business software and mobile technologies. She has had Greater China leadership roles with Nokia, Computer Associates and Pacific Century Cyberworks (PCCW). Ms. Siu's breadth and depth of experience brings SAP China a new dimensional perspective on forces shaping the next generation of business software, including software-as-a-service (SaaS) and mobile solutions. Born and raised in China, with a strong background in international business, one of Ms. Siu's strengths is her deep understanding of the challenges customers and partners face in China's dynamic global business environment.
"Hera's strategic mindset, tremendous breadth of experience and proven leadership skills make her ideally suited to lead SAP China through its next phase of development. Globally the business software market is undergoing rapid change and a leader of Hera's quality and background will be a great addition to SAP," said Steve Watts, President, SAP Asia Pacific Japan.
Commenting on her appointment, Ms. Siu said, "It is a privilege to lead the world's best business software company, in the world's most dynamic market. I was drawn to this opportunity by SAP's obviously deep commitment to fostering innovation in China and helping Chinese businesses to succeed as global players. I am excited to join the world's largest provider of business software and work with SAP China's high-calibre employees, partners and customers."
Prior to joining SAP, Ms. Siu was Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Nokia Telecommunications Limited - a manufacturing joint venture based in mainland China - where she oversaw operations and managed joint venture partner relationships. As part of her wider role with Nokia, Ms. Siu also managed corporate affairs, government relations, environmental sustainability and corporate social responsibility.
Ms. Siu's other previous appointments include Vice President and Regional Manager for Computer Associates China and Senior Vice President, Application Service Provider, Pacific Century Cyberworks in Hong Kong.
Ms. Siu holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese and lives in Beijing with her husband and two children.
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