Gilles Lepretre has been appointed SAP Africa’s Managing Director for French-speaking Africa. The appointment comes at a time that sees the company driving significant growth in line with its 2014 goals for the region.
In his new role, Gilles will lead the newly formed French African SAP territory, which is a merging of West and Central African French-speaking countries and the French speaking Maghreb countries, which were previously managed by the French marketing unit. He will be based at the newly created SAP Casablanca headquarters.
Gilles joined SAP France in 2006 as head of Small to Medium Enterprise and in 2009 he took over the Retail, Consumer and Wholesale sectors for large accounts. He was then promoted in 2011 to Business Aera Director and member of the French Executive Committee in charge of various sectors.
“Gilles has managed his territories with great success,” said SAP Africa CEO, Pfungwa Serima. “He brings a wealth of experience and industry knowledge to the region and will add immense value to SAP Africa’s footprint in the area.”