SAP Appoints Francois Lancon as President and Managing Director, SAP Southeast Asia

SAP today announced the appointment of Francois Lancon as the President and Managing Director for SAP Southeast Asia. In this role, Lancon is responsible for business strategy development and operations for SAP across Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Pakistan and other emerging markets in Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, Lancon reports to Steve Watts, President of SAP Asia Pacific Japan.

"Helping our customers run better by executing our innovation strategy and focusing relentlessly on delivering customer value remains core to our overall business strategy," said Steve Watts, President of SAP Asia Pacific Japan. "Francois is a highly-respected IT industry veteran with over 28 years of international experience in telecommunications, software, hardware and services. With his leadership and proven track record in delivering business results and building strong teams, I am confident that Francois will further drive our customer-centric innovation strategy and greater growth for SAP in Southeast Asia."

Lancon joins SAP from Avaya, where he was most recently President of Asia Pacific, responsible for its fastest growing business worldwide. Prior to his stint at Avaya, Lancon served as the President of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific for Nortel Networks Corporation’s enterprise unit. In addition, he has also held other senior executive positions at Convergys and IBM.

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