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Kholiwe Makhohliso to lead SAPs team in Southern Africa

Kholiwe Makhohliso

SAP has announced the appointment of seasoned technology executive, Kholiwe Makhohliso, as its new Managing Director for Southern Africa. With more than 20 years’ technology experience, and previous leadership roles that span both the public and private sectors, Makhohliso started her career as an auditor. 

Sergio Maccotta, Senior Vice-President for Middle East South and Africa at SAP, said Makhohliso joins the company at a pivotal time. “Organisations throughout Southern Africa are uncovering new capabilities and efficiency gains through the smart use of intelligent technologies, thereby accelerating business transformation and sustainability efforts. As the region shifts to more agile and resilient business processes to power growth across multiple industries, Kholiwe’s technology and leadership expertise will be a great asset to our business.”

Speaking of her new appointment Makhohliso commented, “This is a fantastic time to be joining SAP, as the organisation takes significant strides on its cloud leadership journey that is embracing the potential of AI and sustainability in the Southern African marketplace. I’m excited for this next chapter in my career as the region has a well-established installed base of SAP customers, and I look forward to further engaging both customers and partners to generate ongoing positive impact, powered by technology.”

Passionate about education and youth skills development, Makhohliso is also Chairperson of the Sparrow Trust, a non-profit organisation working to provide young, disadvantaged South African youth with education and learning opportunities.

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