SAP beefs up leadership team amid Gupta probe

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Cape Town - SAP Africa announced an interim leadership team after four executives were suspended pending the outcome of a forensic investigation into allegations that it paid a Gupta front company R100m in "kickbacks" for state business.

SAP Africa's new management team comprises Ashley Boag as acting chief operating officer; Peter David, chief financial officer for SAP EMEA and now acting CFO for Africa; local ICT industry veteran Pieter Bouwer as South African MD; and Claas Kuehnemann as acting managing director: SAP Africa.

SAP didn't name the individuals who were suspended, but Fin24 understands the team includes Brett Parker (MD Africa), Lawrence Kandaswami (MD South Africa), Deena Pillay (CFO South Africa) and Mehmood Khan (COO Africa).

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