Mr Colin Sampson

Senior VP & Ambassador, SAP Asia Pacific Japan

Colin Sampson has been involved with GCORE from the start and is passionate about the mission of GCORE and the positive impact it will have in the world. In addition to his role on GCORE’s Board, Colin is also Senior Vice President & Ambassador for SAP Asia Pacific Japan, (APJ) and sits on the board of the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore where he is a trusted advisor to company boards and hi-tech start-ups and works with venture capital companies to incubate, grow and develop start-ups in the APJ region.

Colin has been in finance, administration and operational leadership roles at large multinationals in the high-tech industry in the APJ region for over 30 years, including 21 years with SAP. He was most recently the CFO for SAP APJ where he exemplified the role as a business partner, steward, strategic advisor and business leader.

Colin holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a postgraduate diploma in Accounting. He also holds an MBA, completed a Global Leadership Development Program at INSEAD and is a Chartered Accountant.

Born in South Africa, Colin is an Australian citizen and a permanent resident of Singapore. He is married with two sons who live and work in Melbourne. His hobbies include golf, exercising, reading, watching movies and listening to music.