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Montréal, Québec, Canada, 2010/08/02 - Nakisa, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Zia Yusuf to its advisory board.
Nakisa, Inc., developer of software solutions for organization and talent management, is pleased to announce the addition of Zia Yusuf to its advisory board.
Mr. Yusuf brings more than 25 years of executive management experience, including the last 10 years working for SAP as a senior executive. Most recently he was Executive Vice President of SAP’s Global Ecosystem and Partner Group and a member of SAP’s Executive ALeadership Team where he was successful in building and enabling an industry leading open ecosystem of software, service and technology partners and developing the award wining SAP Community Network. Prior this role, Mr. Yusuf founded and led the Corporate Strategy Group, the Design Services Team and co-founded SAPMarkets, a b2b marketplace company. Prior to SAP he was an investment banker at Goldman Sachs & Co. and spent several years at the World Bank Group working on health care issues in Southern Africa and project finance in South Asia and Indochina.
“Zia is a recognized leader in the technology industry, and has been extremely influential in his roles not only in shaping SAP but also his leadership in technology ecosystems and the role of communities and social media in the enterprise” said Nakisa President & CEO, Babak Varjavandi. “We are proud to have him join Nakisa’s Advisory Board, and know his strong background and executive level experience will have a tremendous impact on our business.”
Currently CEO of Streetline Inc., Mr. Yusuf said “I am pleased to join a growing and successful company like Nakisa. I have had the opportunity of being involved with the company for several years have been impressed with its pace of innovation and the tangible impact of its solutions on customers. I look forward to supporting the leadership as they embark on their next stage of growth.”
Mr. Yusuf holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MS in International Affairs from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and a BA with Honors in Economics and International Affairs from Macalester College. He is also a Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University and just prior to his CEO role at Streetline was an Entrepreneur in Residence positions at Sutter Hill Ventures and Norwest Venture Partners.
About Nakisa, Inc.
Nakisa (nakisa.com) enables the world’s largest organizations to “Visualize What Matters Most™”. The company develops organization and talent visualization software to help customers gain clarity into human capital data, easily manage key talent information and optimize the sustainability and impact of the workforce. Nakisa serves companies across all sectors and regions, including the likes of Airbus, Alstom, BBC, Carrefour, Merck, Michelin, Nissan, RBC Financial Group, Sony and StatoilHydro. Strategic partners include SAP, Oracle, and Microsoft. Via a special agreement, SAP directly sells and supports Nakisa technology around the world.