SAP User Group Executive Network (SUGEN) Announces New Leadership Team

More continuity thanks to long-term commitment

Mar 16, 2011, 14:14 ET from SUGEN

'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SAP User Group Executive Network (SUGEN) recently announced that the new leadership team, chaired by Tonnie van der Horst (VNSG), has been elected until the close of 2012. SUGEN is a global network of thirteen independent SAP user associations who cooperate mutually to create a single 'voice of the customer' and provide SAP with a sparring partner with regard to strategic subjects that are important to SAP customers.

The newly elected SUGEN leadership team has committed for a two-year period (2011 – 2012). Van der Horst: "With twice the time we can provide more long-term continuity within the team and improve our members' abilities to achieve their mission; to influence the product strategy, development and services of SAP.  In addition, we can drive SUGEN to allow growth in membership."  

For the next two years, the SUGEN leadership team will consist of:

  • Tonnie van der Horst  – VNSG (the Netherlands).
  • Otto Schell – DSAG (Germany)
  • Per Hogberg – SAPSA (Sweden)
  • William Khalil – SUG-MENA (Middle East/North Africa)

Greg Pike, SVP, Global Customer Communities, SAP AG: "I wish the newly elected leadership team good luck in the coming two years and I am confident that SUGEN together with SAP can have a strategic impact and drive both customers and SAP towards innovation and success."


Established in 2007, SUGEN is a global network of thirteen user groups designed to facilitate open, honest dialogue between members and SAP. By working together, SUGEN members provide consolidated strategic influence priorities and work with SAP to resolve them, provide an effective and efficient method for communication among user groups and SAP, and share best practices between users groups and SAP for the mutual benefit of all.

Current members include ASUG (North America), ASUG Brazil, ASUG Mexico, AUSAPE (Spain), DSAG (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), JSUG (Japan), SAPSA (Sweden), SAUG (Australia), SAP UK & Ireland User Group, SBN (Norway), SUG-MENA (Middle-East, North Africa), USF (France), and VNSG (Netherlands).

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