Enterprise artificial intelligence software provider C3 AI has hired Sam Alkharrat as president and chief revenue officer. He will lead the global expansion of C3 AI’s sales and customer service organizations.
Before joining C3 AI, Alkharrat served as the senior vice president and global head of sales for VMware’s Tanzu portfolio of Modern Application Platforms. Prior to joining VMware, he worked in a number of senior executive positions at SAP, including global chief operating officer for SAP’s customer experience line of business; SVP and managing director for North America West; and president of Middle East and North Africa.
“Sam is an experienced and proven sales executive with a long track record of building and managing highly effective sales and customer service teams,” said C3 AI Chairman and CEO Thomas M. Siebel.
“Sam will play an essential role in the next stage of C3 AI’s growth and development as we rapidly expand our customer footprint and partner ecosystem across industries, regions, and markets,” he added.
Alkharrat said he’s been watching C3 AI for a while.
“C3 AI is a game-changing company. I am incredibly excited to join this talented and seasoned leadership team to fully realize the C3 AI vision,” he added.
Alkharrat is “a global leader, adept at scaling a customer-centric field organization,” said former co-CEO of SAP and C3 AI Director Jim Snabe.
“Sam is the right leader, at the right time, to scale the delivery of enterprise AI capabilities to companies in all industries and help take C3 AI to the next level,” he added.