LAURENCE LEYDEN - BIOGRAPHY
Head of Financial Services Industry
Laurence Leyden is responsible for Financial Services in EMEA. He has been at SAP
for 11 years.
His role is to run the Financial Services business in Europe, Middle East and Africa
(EMEA) and ensure that the SAP solutions meet the evolving business needs of his
customers. He is heavily engaged in looking at the changes that are facing Banks and
Insurance companies and in promoting the role of innovation within the sector. Prior to
this role, he was extensively involved in many of the SAP core banking transformation
projects. Laurence regularly speaks at industry events and is often quoted in industry
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. Prior to
joining SAP, Laurence owned his own consultancy business based Hong Kong and
Singapore and has worked extensively in Europe and Asia Pacific.
Laurence is married with 2 daughters. In his spare time, he likes good food and wine
and enjoys participating in many sports, albeit sadly nowadays rather more as an avid
spectator than an active participant.