Google Cloud hires former SAP executive to grow enterprise business
Robert Enslin is joining Google Cloud as President of Global Customer Operations. Enslin spent the last 27 years at SAP in leadership roles across sales and operations, most recently as the President, Cloud Business Group and Executive Board Member. He will report to Thomas Kurian who recently took over as CEO of Google Cloud from Diane Greene.
Kurian used the company’s Cloud Next conference last week to lay out his vision for the future of Google’s cloud computing platform and it is not surprising that he is looking to make a stamp on his executive team as well. Enslin replaces Paul-Henri Ferrand who "has decided to take on a new challenge within Google." Enslin’s hire is a clear signal that Kurian is focused on enterprise customers. During his 27 years at SAP, he developed and managed SAP’s entire cloud product portfolio, led the field revenue and enablement efforts across multiple geographies, and oversaw core functions including professional services, ecosystem, channel, and solutions.
In a statement, Kurian said: "Rob’s expertise in building and running organizations globally, business acumen and deep customer and partner relationships make him a perfect fit for this crucial role."