As Commercial Director for SAP Africa with responsibility for South Africa as well as 41 countries in the African Region, Germaine is responsible for all Commercial aspects of the business, as well as legal, compliance, risk and sales processes. In addition, Germaine participates on the Executive Committee in driving company strategy and day to day management of the business.
During her career Germaine has had vast experience in the IT field originally being extensively involved at a very technical level, and then later as a project and program manager in implementing and managing many IT and business projects & programs in South Africa as well as globally.
Germaine has assisted several organisations in determining their business strategies and has also managed re-engineering programs designed to improve and re-implement new business processes. Accordingly Germaine has facilitated several Change Management processes focused on people in business. Germaine is an experienced facilitator who works with groups of people at all levels in business.
As part of her career, Germaine spent 4 years living and working in the United States of America where she obtained significant experience in global business leadership. Germaine has experience in many Industries in the large, medium and small enterprise space including Public Sector, Industrial, Manufacturing, Automotive, Banking, Pharmaceuticals, Retail, Oil and Gas, Mining – to name but a few.
Germaine’s passion is working with people and developing leaders in business. Her focus is on development of leadership, management and behavioural competencies from junior management through to the senior management levels within organisations. She has had numerous successes with both individual and team development across all bands of organisations and has built a solid reputation of achievement. Germaine is a sought after mentor and coach who experiences significant personal delight when those she works with achieve success.
Germaine also operates as a Counsellor focusing on helping people who have contracted severe illnesses and also helps their families to understand and cope. Germaine works with the CANSA Association as a volunteer counsellor.
Germaine has qualifications in Radiation Therapy, IT and Business Administration. In addition she has participated in several programs and courses geared towards leadership, business and people development.
Germaine has graduated from The People Business Leadership Coaching Academy and based on her business and coaching experience to date, she qualifies as a Senior Executive Personal and Leadership Coach.
“Germaine has the ability to ask the right questions, she has the phenomenal art of asking the perfect leading question and her listening skills are excellent!”
Project Manager in international consulting organisation