Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen
Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Management Board
Dirk-Peter van Leeuwen (“DP”) is Chief Executive Officer of SUSE and a member of the Management Board of SUSE S.A.
Prior to joining SUSE, DP worked at Red Hat for 18 years holding a number of senior executive positions. From 2010 to 2021, he was Red Hat’s General Manager in Asia Pacific and Japan and from 2021 to 2022 their General Manager in North America.
Before joining Red Hat, he held senior roles at Planetweb, BSDI and the Santa Cruz Operation.
DP is on the board of the Institute of Systems Science at the National University of Singapore and since 2017 has been a mentor for women in business with Protégé Business Mentoring. In addition to his technical education, DP holds qualifications from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and Harvard Business School.
DP lives in Switzerland with his family. He continues to program using open source code as a hobby.
Chief Financial Officer
Member of the Management Board
Andy is our Chief Financial Officer, and responsible for worldwide finance controllership and operations, management reporting, procurement, forecasting and planning, tax and treasury operations, legal, and IT. Andy has a wealth of global finance and commercial experience serving as Chief Financial Officer in BMW/Rover Group, McLaren Technology Group, and Rolls Royce plc. Prior to joining SUSE, he was the Chief Financial Officer of SHL Group, the global leader in talent innovation. He is a non-executive director, Audit Committee Chair and a member of the Remuneration Committee at Berkeley Group Holdings plc.
Andy holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in production engineering and management, is a Chartered Accountant, ACA, and lives in the United Kingdom..
Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary
Andy McDonald is our Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary, responsible for all aspects of legal, regulatory and corporate governance. He has a wealth of experience in legal affairs and governance in a variety of companies, including Interserve, Premier Foods plc, Uniq plc and Spirent plc.
Andy worked as a corporate lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer before moving into Industry. He is based in the UK.
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
April Moh is SUSE’s first-ever Chief Communications Officer and is responsible for SUSE’s integrated communications team spanning public relations, internal and executive communications, brand, events, and customer marketing. She is also the executive sponsor of SUSE’s Women in Technology employee network. Prior to SUSE, April was VP and Global Head of Communications for SAP, and she has also managed communications for Microsoft and Concur. April began her career in the start-up world, helping daring upstarts gain market share, launch their companies, secure funding, and successfully get acquired.
April has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications & Media from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and she lives in the United States.
Chief Customer Officer and Interim Chief Revenue Officer
Imran is SUSE’s Chief Customer Officer and is responsible for Customer Renewals, Customer Service and Support and Customer Success. Imran has over 20 years’ experience building and leading successful customer success and services organizations for technology industry companies. With a passion for change and the customer experience, he is dedicated to delivering performance and value to customers, as well as to organizations and staff. Imran has held various global leadership positions at tech companies including BMC Software, JDA Software and Hewlett Packard.
Imran is a qualified accountant and holds a degree in business and finance from the University of Middlesex. Imran lives in the United Kingdom.
Chief Innovation Officer
Ivo Totev is SUSE's Chief Innovation Officer. In this role, he spearheads many important growth initiatives, including developing new strategic partnerships for high-growth areas and driving stronger value and experience for customers and partners. He is also responsible for helping customers reimagine their businesses through clear, customer-centric product strategy, as well as building brand equity and customer engagements focused on business outcomes. Ivo has over 25 years of experience in technology and has served as President of Product Marketing at SAP, CMO and Head of Cloud Business at Software AG, as well as the CMO of Unit4.
Ivo holds a degree in electrical engineering from Giessen university of applied sciences, and lives in Germany.
Interim Chief Information Officer
Julia is our interim Chief Information Officer, responsible for the global IT and Information Security functions. Julia is an IT executive and leader with over 25 years experience gained across various industries.
Prior to joining Suse, Julia worked as CIO for Interserve Group Ltd overseeing considerable change as the group was disbanded. Julia has also previously operated as CIO & Transformation Director for FTSE listed companies as well as in the role of COO within the financial services sector.
Julia is an Independent Non Executive Director and Risk Committee Chair for AIG Uk as well as holding 2 other Non Executive roles at Hampshire Trust Bank and Cashplus.
Chief People Officer
Kathryn has over 25 years international HR experience in financial services and technology.
She most recently spent 10 years at CLS, the global settlement provider for the FX marketplace. Joining initially as CHRO, then promoted to CAO, Kathryn led a global team in both London and New York, working closely with the CEO and Board to drive strategy, transformation, scale-up and cultural re-engineering.
Prior to CLS Group, Kathryn held senior HR roles in a range of global financial institutions, including HSBC, Bank of America Corporation and Merrill Lynch.
Kathryn has long-term transatlantic experience and dual US-UK nationality, having operated out New York from 2002 to 2018. She is Vice Chair of the American European Business Association (AEBA) and is currently based in London.
Kathryn holds a Bachelor's degree in Economic and Social History from Bristol University.
Chief Sales Officer
Phillip is SUSE’s Chief Sales Officer and is responsible for powering customer success through a unified GTM, enabled by sales excellence and productivity. He joined SUSE as President - Asia Pacific Japan in May 2020, supporting customers and partners in realizing successful business outcomes, before being promoted to Chief Sales Officer in November 2022.
Phillip has over 30 years of international business leadership experience in the technology industry. Prior to joining SUSE, he held leadership roles at major technology players including SAP, where he led the growth of multiple business units across the APJ region, and Intelligroup (NTT DATA).
Phillip has an entrepreneurial spirit, and prides himself on his ability to humanize the change that technology presents to people and corporations alike. Phillip has resided in the UK since November 2022.
He graduated from The University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Science (Pure Maths & Computer Engineering), has an eMBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and is an alumnus of the INSEAD Executive Education program.
Dr. Thomas Di Giacomo
Chief Technology & Product Officer
Thomas Di Giacomo is Chief Technology and Product Officer for SUSE, where he leads our global Office of the CTO and Product and Solution Management. His team covers SUSE’s entire portfolio of products as well as innovation priorities. He is also responsible for driving and guiding SUSE's current and future technology and solutions, and for sharing SUSE’s vision with customers, partners, and key industry stakeholders.
Prior to his role, Thomas was SUSE’s President of Engineering & Innovation and was responsible for the rapid growth of SUSE’s expanding portfolio. He has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry, serving in various global leadership and executive roles in engineering and product innovation.
Thomas holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Geneva, and lives in Switzerland.
Jonas Persson is the Chair of the Supervisory Board at SUSE. Alongside this role, Jonas is Chair of several software companies including IFS, Sitecore and Acumatica. Additionally, he is a current member of the Board of Directors at Skandia. Jonas is the former CEO of Microsoft Sweden and has held a number of senior positions within Microsoft, including CTO of Microsoft EMEA and head of Microsoft’s Mobile Internet Business Unit. He has also served as Chairman of TransIP and Stormgeo, and held positions at Automic and TIA as a member of the Board of Directors.
Adrian T. Dillon
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Nora M. Denzel
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Sheng Liang is the former President of Engineering and Innovation at SUSE where he led SUSE’s global team of engineers, and was responsible for the rapid growth of SUSE's expanding portfolio from the enterprise Linux operating system to the Rancher container management platform. Sheng is currently CEO and co-founder of Acorn Labs, Inc. and a non-executive director at Seal.io. Prior to SUSE, Sheng was Co-Founder and CEO of Rancher Labs, and CTO of the Cloud Platforms group at Citrix Systems. He started as a Staff Engineer in Java Software at Sun Microsystems, where he worked on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
Sheng has a B.S. from the University of Science and Technology of China and a Ph.D. from Yale University. He lives in the United States.