Head of SAP Cloud Business Group Robert Enslin Departs Role

Robert Enslin leaves SAP

Jennifer Morgan will take over the role of President of the Cloud Business Group after Robert Enslin completed his two year tenure.

Enslin, despite being considered by some as a potential candidate to eventually step into Bill McDermott’s role as CEO. The move follows shortly after several key departures at SAP, including high profile executives Rich Heilman, Bjoern Goerke and Bernd Leukert.

Although leaving to accept an unspecified opportunity, the split has been amicable. In an email shared by ComputerWorld UK, Bill McDermott addressed Enslin’s departure and slated Jennifer Morgan to replace him. In the same email, McDermott named Adaire Fox-Martin as sole President of Global Customer Operations while praising Enslin’s achievements and integrity. He wrote:

Robert Enslin joined SAP 27 years ago and joined its Board in 2007. During his tenure of the last two years, Enslin built out the robust SAP portfolio including the Qualtrics acquisition. McDermott stated that Enslin had been openly receiving external offers at the time but was committed to completing his work with qualtrics, which was achieved earlier this year. He said:

“We can all look forward to the details of his next step, which I understand will be announced later this month. I can tell you it’s a very exciting opportunity that will keep him in service to SAP”

There have been concerns about the number of high profile executives leaving SAP recently. However, an SAP spokesperson has said that both Rich Heilman and Thomas Jung have found new internal roles and will be staying on.

Robert Enslin tweeted:

“Though my tenure with #SAP has come to an end, my personal belief and public advocacy for SAP’s innovation and vision to help the world run better never will. Thank you … dear colleagues for 27 spectacular years.”

You can read more on the leadership announcement from the SAP newsroom here.

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