SAP has appointed Michiel Verhoeven to the role of UK&I MD following the departure of Jens Amail after just over two years in the role. Previous to that, Mike Slater left the same role in 2018 to join Unit4 and before that, Cormac Watters moved on to Infor after a three year stint.
It would be a stretch to describe the top job as a poisoned chalice, but Verhoeven must have had mixed feelings when he was offered the role having seen the previous three MDs last less than three years.
We approached SAP for comment but were told Verhoeven ‘wasn’t quite ready’ to talk to the press. We hope to be able to report what the new leadership role will mean for SAP customers in the next issue.