Paul Marriott is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at SAP Asia Pacific Japan. In his role as COO, Paul spearheads the evolution and growth of the APJ COO Office into the new decade. He will accelerate the realization of the region’s Asia Soaring strategy, evolve the company operating model to drive the highest quality customer and partner relationships, sustain significant cloud growth and charter the path to the workforce of the future. In addition, he will also establish SAP Asia Pacific Japan as a global growth engine for the company.
Prior to this, Paul helmed the Digital Core Cloud business where he led regional sales teams for ERP (i.e., SAP S/4HANA, SAP S/4HANA Public Cloud, SAP Business One, SAP Business by Design), SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud, and Digital Supply Chain & Manufacturing. An established IT and passionate business leader with more than 20 years of experience in the Asian economies, Paul also served as the region’s Chief Operating Officer. In his earlier capacity as COO, he led a successful cloud transformation program, established focus on the region’s strategic partners, incorporated social impact activities, sponsored an Early Talent program, as well as supported the development of the Asia Soaring strategy which he operationalized through the COO go-to-market process. Paul provided executive sponsorship to many customers across the region, building a strong customer base and supporting SAP’s strategy to put customer’s first.
Paul also successfully served as the Senior Vice President of Database & Analytics solutions for the region where he was instrumental in driving the business strategy and sales execution to meet the Database & Analytics license and revenue goals, including the successful adoption of the SAP HANA platform. Before joining SAP, Paul spent more than 10 years at Oracle Corporation driving database and middleware strategy and customer adoption across Asia Pacific, EMEA, and Europe.
Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in both Applied Physics & Computer Science from Staffordshire University as well as a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Essex. Outside of work, Paul has a keen interest in youth rugby and coaches the U10 squad at the Tanglin Rugby Club in Singapore.