SAP probes its sales practices in Gulf region

Friday 24 November 2017 | 09:14 CET | News

SAP has launched an investigation into its business practices in the Gulf region where one of its executives has resigned and another is on administrative leave, without giving further details, Reuters reported. 

A source familiar with the matter said the individuals referred to by SAP were Tayfun Topkoc, country manager for the United Arab Emirates, and Oman country manager Przemek Oledzki, whose LinkedIn profile identifies him as chief of staff for the UAE, Iran and Oman region. The source added SAP's investigations related to the company's dealings with Iran, which are overseen by its Gulf States offices in Dubai.

There was no comment from Topkoc and Oledzki. In October, SAP promised to make sweeping changes to its sales practices around the world after the company revealed it was the subject of a US corruption probe tied to its South African business. A spokesman declined to comment on whether the issues in the Gulf had arisen after the company put in place additional compliance and due diligence controls on the use of sales agents and resellers to win SAP contracts.


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