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Radio Show #149: Mike Ettling, Global Head of Cloud & On Premise HR, SAP

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A seasoned executive with global experience in human capital and financial management, Ettling oversees 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, and helps to manage the more than 17,000 customers worldwide that use them. He reports directly to Shawn Price, president, Global Cloud and LOB, SAP.

Ettling is the former chief executive for NGA Human Resources, a multimillion global HR and payroll services provider. At NGA, 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.

Prior to NGA, Ettling was vice president 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. Prior to this, Ettling was vice president and managing director for Synstar, plc., a private-equity owned European technology business, where he grew profits by 43 percent. He has an extensive career in IT and software, having previously held senior executive roles at EDS. Ettling began his career at KPMG, where he was involved in launching the South African Futures Exchange.

Ettling was awarded the ‘Global Thought Leader of the Year 2012’ award by the HROA recognizing his innovative contribution and influence around HR transformation and the HRO industry as a whole.

Ettling’s earlier career was in his native South Africa. He holds a Masters in Finance from the London Business School, UK, is a graduate of the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa, and a member of the South African and English Institutes of Chartered Accountants. He is based in the UK.