Global Vice President, Chief Learning Officer
Sharon Ruddock is the chief learning officer of sales for enterprise software giant SAP, where she leads a team of more than 500 professionals in delivering a world-class learning experience to 15,000 employees. She also leads SAP’s Academy for Early Talent — a program designed to transform hundreds of high-potential graduates from around the world into SAP’s next generation salesforce.
Before taking on learning at SAP, Ruddock served as COO for Mobility, growing the business from a startup in 2011 to 220M Euros in software revenue by 2013. As global vice president of corporate development, Ruddock led sales and marketing integration for dozens of SAP acquisitions.
Prior to SAP, Ruddock cofounded a private equity firm and served as a principal consultant with A.T Kearney.
Ruddock is a devoted philanthropist with an inspiring record of benefitting young lives both at home and abroad. She is cofounder and president of Jack Academy — a free school for girls and boys in a remote village in Ghana — and led a national campaign in the U.S to change the rules governing lung transplants so that children now have access to adult donor lungs.
Ruddock holds a bachelor’s in civil engineering from Cornell and a master’s from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
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