James Lee is currently Chief Operating Officer for SAP Ariba and Fieldglass, the global leader in procurement solution across all spend categories. The Ariba network is the world’s largest B2B marketplace, powering commerce between millions of buyers and sellers and managing trillions of dollars in annual spend. As Chief Operating Officer, James has operational oversight across the end to end business, including portfolio strategy and investment, business planning, product GTM, sales excellence, commercial model, data analytics, and talent development & learning.
Previously he was Chief Operating Officer and General Manager of Sales for SAP Greater China, where he drove 13 consecutive quarters of revenue growth in the region. Since joining SAP in 2008, James has worked across product, operations, and sales in North America, EMEA and Asia. He also launched SAP’s private equity business in Asia Pacific and Japan.
Prior to SAP, James worked in consulting at Hewlett Packard and McKinsey & Company.
James holds a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School, Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, and Diploma in Piano Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music.
He is a recipient of the 2019 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award.