WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced that the Hon. Charles (Chuck) R. Christopherson Jr. has been appointed senior vice president of Industry Solutions for SAP, with responsibility for SAP software solutions for the public sector in North America. Christopherson will also head the global public administration industry business unit at SAP. He will be responsible for driving product strategy and development, as well as growing and managing strategic relationships with SAP's government customers. Located in Washington, D.C., Christopherson reports directly to Michael de la Cruz, senior vice president of Global Public Services for SAP.
Christopherson was most recently both chief information officer and chief financial officer in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In this position, he managed more than 3,000 employees and his responsibilities included overseeing the services and systems supporting the largest of all civilian, government-wide shared services operations. Prior to his tenure at the USDA, Christopherson served as president, chief operating officer and chief financial officer in several technology companies, and as group vice president for a Fortune 500 company.
Christopherson holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University and a master's in business administration from the University of Oregon, both in the United States, and is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA).
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