Press Release

08. August 2023

Nicola Sauvant Takes over as Head of Microsoft Alliance Management at Arvato Systems

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Move from Microsoft to Arvato Systems

Gütersloh – Nicola Sauvant moves to the position of Head of Microsoft Alliance Management at Arvato Systems after almost ten years at Microsoft.


Munich-based Nicola Sauvant started as Head of Microsoft Alliance Management at Arvato Systems in mid-July. She succeeds Markus Krenn at Arvato Systems, who is taking on a new position internally as Head of Digital Workplace.


Previously, Nicola Sauvant spent almost ten years at Microsoft in various positions, most recently as EMEA Senior Solution Strategy Manager for Data & AI. In this role, she was responsible for the development of go-to-market strategies and conducted strategic sales activities for Azure Data & AI, Applications & Infrastructure, and Security.


With her extensive experience in the IT environment and the Microsoft network she has built up over the years, Nicola Sauvant will continue to give wings to the long-standing and fruitful partnership between Arvato Systems and Microsoft and support customers in their IT transformation and digitization with innovative solutions based on Microsoft technologies. In her role as Head of Microsoft Alliance Management at Arvato Systems, she will maintain close contact with Microsoft and further expand the companies' intensive collaboration. Her extensive expertise in management and her strategic skills are expected to make a valuable contribution to strengthening Arvato Systems' position as a leading provider of IT solutions and as a Microsoft partner.


Arvato Systems has already been awarded all six possible Designations of the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program (MCPP) as a top Microsoft partner. This means that the IT specialist can demonstrate a high level of expertise, performance and customer success in the implementation of Microsoft Cloud projects. This is where Nicola Sauvant is to pick up in her new role and further expand the business.


"We are convinced that Nicola Sauvant, with her impressive professional experience and her open, positive manner, will not only further boost our good relationship with Microsoft, but will also actively and passionately drive and expand our Microsoft Cloud Services business. To this end, we wish her a good start and much success," says Max Ackermann, Director Strategic Alliance Management at Arvato Systems.

About Arvato Systems

Global IT specialist Arvato Systems supports major companies in Digital Transformation. About 3,400 staff in over 25 locations stand for in-depth technology expertise, industry knowledge, and focus on customer requirements. Working as a team, we develop innovative IT solutions, transition our clients into the Cloud, integrate digital processes, and take on IT systems operation and support. As a part of the Bertelsmann-owned Arvato Group network, we have the unique capability to work across the entire value chain. Through our strong strategic partner network with global top players such as AWS, Google, Microsoft, and SAP, we continuously strengthen our know-how and leverage the most advanced technology. We Empower Digital Leaders. 

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