African SAP User Group appoints Louise Steenekamp as new board vice-chair

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Louise will form part of the Board’s core leadership team and represent AFSUG at the global stage as an executive member of the SAP User Group Executive Network (SUGEN).

The African SAP User Group (AFSUG) Board, an independent, non-profit organisation, representing SAP’s customers and partner communities in Africa, has unanimously appointed Louise Steenekamp as its new vice-chair, effective 15 February 2024.

“I am honoured to be appointed as the vice-chair and am eager to contribute to its mission of empowering SAP users across Africa. I look forward to further collaborating with the AFSUG team and its members to drive innovation, facilitate learning, and create value-driven solutions that address the evolving needs of the SAP community,” says Louise.

Louise was the head of IT: SA commercial at Aspen Pharma Group in 2018. She is currently serving a global project secondment for group corporate services at Aspen.

She is not new to the AFSUG Board, having served as its director since January 2020. Louise brings with her more than two decades of extensive experience within the SAP ecosystem. Her expertise spans various aspects of SAP, including implementation, support, service management, sales and SAP customer perspectives. Louise is renowned for her deep understanding of the SAP landscape, coupled with her strategic leadership and a relentless drive for innovation.

Louise holds an MSc in international management, highlighting her commitment to excellence and continuous learning in technology and business management. Currently playing a key role in Aspen’s Global Digital Technology Enablement function, her tenure at Aspen underscores her ability to drive innovation, foster collaboration, and achieve tangible results in complex organisational environments.

Duke Mathebula, chairman of AFSUG, expressed excitement about Louise’s appointment, stating, “This is a significant milestone for AFSUG as we embark on the next phase of growth and transformation. In her new role, Louise will form part of the board’s core leadership team and represent AFSUG at the global stage as an executive member of the SAP User Group Executive Network (SUGEN).”

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