Sal Laher
Global COO ERP Cloud,


Sal brings with him 33+ years' Information Technology and business experience, with 27 years' International IT experience in blue chip companies in various Senior Information Technology roles in the UK, US, India, and South Africa. An IT executive and business professional having held roles of Programme Director; Transformation Director; IT Director; Director of Information Technology; Interim CIO; and Head of Strategy, Architecture, and Security, his role was as Chief Information Officer (CIO) at utility company Eskom before joining SAP.

He won the Visionary CIO of the Year award for 2013/14 and was a member of CIO Council of SA, Chairman of the African SAP User Group (AFSUG), and a member of the SAP User Executive Network (SUGEN).

Sal has been with SAP for three years, first in the Capacity of EMEA Head of Industry Value Engineering within the Public Services and Healthcare industry. His second role with SAP was within EMEA North where he was responsible for all new business and partner management before being asked to join the SAP S/4HANA Cloud business in October 2016 as the Global COO, and recently Global COO for ERP Cloud when the SMB unit transferred into becoming one with SAP S/4HANA Cloud. He has been part of running this new critical start-up business within SAP the last 15 months.

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