SAP Hires New Cloud HR Head To Boost Cloud Leadership

by CXOtoday News Desk    Mar 04, 2014

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SAP has appointed Mike Ettling, the CEO at NGA Human Resources, as head of Global Cloud HR. A seasoned executives, Ettling has many years of experience in human capital and financial management. Ettling will oversee the Cloud for HR line of business, which includes leading cloud solutions from SuccessFactors, an SAP company, and the SAP ERP Human Capital Management solution to its global customers. He will report directly to Shawn Price, president, Global Cloud and LOB, SAP, according to the company statement.

“Cloud is transforming business in every corner of the globe, and with the industry’s largest base of cloud users and the most extensive portfolio of cloud solutions, SAP is leading the charge,” said Price. “With his deep experience in talent and financial management and understanding of the workforce of the future, Mike will help to accelerate adoption of our market-leading HR offerings, enabling more companies to manage their most important assets more efficiently and effectively than ever before.”

As Chief of NGA Human Resources, multimillion global HR and payroll services provider, Ettling managed relationships with leading HR technology companies and successfully guided many of the world’s largest companies in finding HR solutions that fit their business needs. He was named the HR Outsourcing Association “Global Thought Leader of the Year” in 2012, recognizing his innovative contribution and influence around HR transformation and the HR industry as a whole.

Prior to NGA, Ettling was VP of Global Business Process Outsourcing for Unisys, where he led the business and delivered cutting-edge technology to blue-chip clients across the globe. He held various executive roles for Unisys, including managing director for Australia and New Zealand and vice president of Outsourcing for Asia Pacific and Europe, Middle East, Africa.

He has an extensive career in IT and software, having previously held senior executive roles at EDS as well. Ettling began his career at KPMG, where he designed the first futures clearing and risk management software solution for KMPG and the SA Futures Exchange.

“When it comes to managing talent in today’s global and connected economy, implementing technology to automate old ways of recruiting, payroll, time tracking and expenses won’t cut it,” Ettling said.

“To engage the workforce of the future, companies need solutions that enable new processes to motivate and align employees with business goals to drive outcomes. SAP delivers these solutions and I am looking forward to leading the team that will continue to innovate and advance them in the market,” he added.