Laurence Leyden

Laurence Leyden

Laurence Leyden is General Manager for Financial Services Industries in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) at SAP.

His role is to run SAP´s Financial Services business in EMEA and ensure that the SAP solutions meet the evolving business needs of his customers. He is heavily engaged in looking at the changes banks and insurance companies are facing and in promoting the role of innovation within the sector.

Laurence is a 15-year SAP veteran; in his previous roles he served as Head of Core Banking Transformation and as Global Head of Presales for Financial Services Industries. Throughout his career, he demonstrated a consistent record of success in helping financial services companies gain the maximum return from their SAP investments while enabling SAP to break into new markets for growth. Laurence regularly speaks at industry events and is often quoted in industry publications.

Prior to joining SAP, Laurence worked for numerous banks such as Barclays, Lloyds Banking Group and HSBC. He has been involved in major banking, financial and IT projects, including large-scale core systems transformation programmes. He also owned his own consultancy business in Hong Kong and Singapore and has worked extensively in Europe and Asia Pacific.


Cards International
Credit Strategy
Electronic Payments International
Life Insurance International
Motor Finance International
Private Banker International
Retail Banker International

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