SAP has promoted Angela Colantuono to president and managing director for Australia and New Zealand. She succeeds Damien Bueno who steps down after nearly six years in the role to focus on global cloud transformation strategy within SAP.  

Colantuono joined SAP in 2017 and has worked with some of Australia and New Zealand’s largest organisations to deliver strategic and impactful outcomes in various roles including as vice president and head of SAP SuccessFactors for ANZ and most recently for Asia Pacific and Japan.

SAP president for Asia Pacific Japan, Paul Marriott said, “Australia and New Zealand is a key market unit for the APJ region, as one of the fastest-growing regions globally for SAP. I am confident Angela’s uncompromising focus on driving customer value, and building a strong partner ecosystem will support the next phase of growth in ANZ.

“I thank Damien for his leadership over the last five years, delivering continued customer success and growth for ANZ, and know he will bring extensive expertise to his global role.”

In her new role, Colantuono will continue to accelerate SAP customers’ move to the cloud, enabling organisations of any size to digitally transform with SAP.  

“As our customers navigate an increasingly complex operating environment with inflation, supply chain challenges, increased cyber threats, and regulation, technology has become critical to helping them respond to and manage this,” she said.

“I look forward to working with our customers to help solve for many of these challenges and build operational resilience, leveraging SAP capabilities including business AI to automate their processes, enhance the user experiences and improve their decision-making.”