Keir Garrett had been appointed head of SAP Cloud Solutions for New Zealand.

The company said in a statement that the strategic appointment is aimed at supporting SAP's Cloud strategy by strengthening its focus on Cloud solutions in the country.

Based in Auckland, Garrett will be responsible for the go-to-market and sales delivery of the SAP Cloud solutions portfolio, covering all customer and financial line-of-business solutions, excluding human capital management and supplier solutions.

"Discussions around Cloud in New Zealand have moved swiftly from defining the technology to its wide adoption," Garrett said.

"SAP and its partners are fully enabled with the deepest Cloud portfolio in the industry to facilitate this adoption and deliver the flexibility, scalability and cost-effectiveness New Zealand businesses and government agencies need to better serve their customers and citizens."

Garrett joins SAP with more than 15 years' experience in executive sales, including Lawson Software and, most recently, as sales director at enterprise software solutions provider Infor.

With a background in accounting and IT, Garrett has a track record in sales and business management within ERP, human capital management and payroll, as well as in developing channels and verticals into highly successful markets. Together with other SAP Cloud executives, Garrett will host the launch of SAP's entire set of Cloud solutions. The portfolio will be introduced at customer events in Auckland on July 23 and Wellington on July 26. To register for SAP's New Zealand Cloud Forum, visit: