SUSE Appoints New CEO

Jul 23, 2019

Melissa Di Donato replaces Nils Brauckmann, who will retire and leave SUSE.

SUSE has appointed Melissa Di Donato as the next CEO of the company to succeed, Nils Brauckmann, who will be retiring and leaving SUSE.

“I am incredibly proud of SUSE’s progress and growth over the last eight years, which has culminated in it securing independent status,” Brauckmann said.

Prior to SUSE, Di Donato was chief operating officer and chief revenue officer at SAP, where she was responsible for the worldwide revenue, profit, and customer satisfaction of the company’s digital core solutions.

“SUSE is at the cusp of a historic shift as open-source software is now a critical part of any thriving enterprise’s core business strategy,” said  Di Donato in a press release. “We are well-positioned to emerge as the clear leader of this shift, with our ability to power digital transformation for our customers at their own pace and with agile, enterprise-grade open source solutions, edge to core to cloud.”

Di Donato also held senior executive positions at Salesforce and was recognized for her contributions to growing global organizations by winning the 2018 Digital Masters Award for Excellence in Commercial Management.

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