Mark White, Chief Financial Officer of SAP North America, joins CFOradio.com to share his perspective on the role of the CFO in a global corporation that fosters and facilitates the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of global businesses.
Mark joined SAP in 2002 and has held a number of positions with the company including chief operating officer (COO) of Business Operations for SAP Americas. In his role as COO, Mark was responsible for the companyâ€™s shared services organizations, including Value Engineering, Solution Engineering, Industry Solutions, and Sales Operations. In his role as CFO for the Americas region reporting directly to the CFO of SAP AG, Werner Brandt, Mark was instrumental in leading SAP Americasâ€™ transformation over a five-year period, resulting in revenue growth and an increase in operating margin rate. During this period, Mark implemented a robust risk management process and led the companyâ€™s compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley. Mark was responsible for all financial, legal, real estate, Americas government relations, and contracts, while leading the transition team in the Americas for acquisition integration.
â€œWe are excited to interview Mark White on CFOradio,â€ stated Lorraine Chilvers, host of CFOradio and CEO of Delaney Consulting, LLC. â€œMark is one of the foremost CFOs in the world today and we look forward to his candid views on the scope of his responsibilities for a prestigious firm like SAP.â€ Chilvers went on to say, â€œMarkâ€™s interview will provide our listeners with a particularly unique perspective on corporate governance, compliance, and the collaborative role of finance in a large company.â€