Peter David

Peter David

About Peter David

Peter David has been regional chief financial officer of Europe Middle East and Africa at SAP since December 2014 and served as its chief financial officer of Latin America and The Caribbean from September 2012 to July 2013. Mr. David established a strategic direction and oversees its financial and operational activities region-wide. He joined SAP in 1995 and served as its chief financial officer and chief operating officer in the past.

corporate social responsibility, finance, leadership, intelligent enterprise, employee engagement, purpose

Employee Engagement: The Root Of A Purpose-Driven Finance Organization

22-Oct-2018 | Peter David

Part of the “Purpose-Driven CFO" series A sense of purpose can take various forms in CFO leadership. Throughout this series of blogs, my colleagues have touched on environmental responsibility,

Growing Businesses Win When Finance Keeps Up With The Technology Curve

6-Dec-2017 | Peter David

Part 4 of “Finance Leadership Pays Off” series Finance leaders from small and midsize businesses have plenty of reasons to stay up at night – and a wave of changing trade policies, growing in

financial leader with machine learning

Machine Learning: The Next Evolution Of Automation And Accuracy For Finance

23-Oct-2017 | Peter David

The role of finance is in a constant state of metamorphosis, shedding traditional fiduciary control and compliance to form strategic partnerships and spread its wings as an indomitable catalyst for bu

blockchain, contracts, trust, fraud prevention, risk prevention

Smart Contracts With Blockchain: New Foundation For Binding Legal Agreements

2-Oct-2017 | Peter David

Part 2 of a 2-part series, “Blockchain and the CFO.” Read Part 1. The evolution of blockchain technology over the last couple of years is nothing short of a whirlwind. From Bitcoin enabler to d

Blockchain: New Perspectives May Change Finance For Good

11-May-2017 | Peter David

Part 1 of a 2-part series, “Blockchain and the CFO” Finance is certainly no stranger to create new ways to establish trust. I believe that Luca Pacioli, a Franciscan friar and collaborator with

Contingency Plans For Catastrophe: How CFOs Can Take The Leading Role In Managing Operational Risk

9-Mar-2016 | Peter David

It took the whole world by surprise. In the summer of 2015, oil prices began a rapid decline that devastated the industry and resulted in abandoned projects, loan defaults, and 42 oil company bankrupt

Big Data Analytics: The Statistical Expert On A CFO’s Shoulder

8-Feb-2016 | Peter David

By the year 2020, our civilization will be producing 40 zettabytes of data annually – the equivalent of every grain of sand on earth, times 75. Much of that information is simply background noise

Overcoming Complexity In Cash Management: A New Report

9-Dec-2015 | Peter David

secThe European Union has been a tremendous economic, cultural, and political success. It has brought a very diverse group of nations together under a common currency and integrated governance. But

How Is Finance Like Formula 1?

12-Oct-2015 | Peter David

I have always been fascinated with Formula 1 and the way the teams extract the maximum performance they can from their cars and people. So I was delighted to be invited to join senior finance executiv