SAP announced the appointment of Julia White and Scott Russell to the Executive Board to strengthen its business.
Julia White will take a new executive Board role as chief marketing and solutions officer at SAP.
Scott Russell will head SAP’s Customer Success organization. He will succeed Adaire Fox-Martin, who will depart the company at the end of the month.
Julia White joins SAP after spending nearly 20 years at Microsoft where she led product marketing for Microsoft Azure over the past five years. Previously Julia White was responsible for product marketing for Microsoft Office 365 during the transition to the cloud.
Julia White, 47, will be based in the United States and has been appointed to the Executive Board for a three-year-term effective March 1. She will strengthen SAP’s go-to-market approach with a focus on product, industry and digital marketing, as well as focus on bridging customer and ecosystem needs with product development.
Scott Russell, 47, brings more than 20 years of experience in sales, management, consulting and technology to his new role. As president of SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ), he was responsible for SAP’s business growth and presence expansion in the APJ region for the past three years. He has held several senior leadership positions across SAP and joined SAP from IBM in 2010.
“Julia and Scott bring outstanding customer empathy coupled with strong experience in transformation and innovation. This sets us up perfectly for delivering on our strategic commitment to maximize customer success and foster co-innovation,” SAP CEO Christian Klein said.