SAP Concur, an American software-as-a-service (SaaS) company providing travel and expense management services to enterprises, has appointed Kumar Gaurav Gupta as vice president and country manager for the Indian subcontinent.
With over a decade of experience with SAP in various roles, Kumar will now focus on working with SAP Concur customers to drive their digital transformation journeys across spend, travel and billing.
Kumar has over two decades of industry experience. Prior to SAP, Kumar was a business consultant advising clients on strategic priorities and was an education entrepreneur himself.
“I feel honored to take on this role at such an exciting time, with dynamic economic conditions and positive sentiment around business travel. At SAP Concur, we believe India has strong fundamentals to continue its growth. growth trajectory. The goal is to address our customers’ business challenges in the most sustainable and innovative way,” Kumar said.
Matt Goss, SVP and GM APJ & Greater China SAP Concur, said, “We believe Kumar has extensive experience working with our customers, partners and ecosystem to lead SAP Concur’s business in India. He added that Kumar is known for his authentic and transparent leadership style and is highly respected in the industry for being at the forefront of innovation in next-generation technologies and businesses.
“At SAP Concur, we are committed to sustainability-driven growth across our portfolio, and as we support our customers’ digital transformation, Kumar’s leadership will be critical to our continued growth. He brings great operational rigor, strategic competence and a proven track record of bringing diverse teams together towards our larger business goals. It will help us continue to deliver to India, which is one of the most diverse and exciting markets for us,”
Kumar graduated from Delhi College of Engineering and his postgraduate degree from Indian Institute of Management, Indore.
In December 2014, German IT company SAP completed the $8.3 billion acquisition of Bellevue-based travel and entertainment expense management software company Concur Technologies. Today, SAP Concur serves more than 52,000 customers in more than 150 countries, including more than 75% of Fortune 100 and 500 companies, and sees huge growth potential in the Indian market.
The company already has a research and development team in India and is investing to develop this team in Bangalore. It also has its sales and marketing offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.