SAP Concur has appointed Mankiran Chowhan as Managing Director of SAP Concur India, effective immediately. Chowhan will be responsible for driving SAP Concur’s India business strategy and growth. She will lead SAP Concur India in the next phase of the company’s development in the country. She reports directly to Andy Watson, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific Japan and Greater China.
Chowhan brings more than 17 years of extensive industry knowledge to SAP Concur. Before joining SAP Concur, Chowhan served as Managing Vice President and Country Manager of Sales for Gartner India where she led the business and operations in India. She has also held key sales management positions over the course of her 15-year tenure with the company.
The company claimed that SAP Concur works with 48,000 customers over 150 countries including over 75% of Fortune 100 and 500 companies, and more than 58.1 million end users who book their travel and process expenses worldwide with SAP Concur. According to Global Business Travel Association, India is the seventh largest business travel market in the world and is expected to be one of the fastest growing business travel markets over the next four years.
“The growth potential of India’s business travel market is enormous. We plan to leverage this opportunity by addressing local market needs and helping companies better manage spend across all categories and sources,” said Watson, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Asia Pacific Japan and Greater China. “We are pleased to have a leader of Chowhan’s calibre to drive continued momentum for our business and enable our customers in India to be at the forefront of a dynamic business travel landscape.”
“India is an important market for SAP Concur as organizations are undergoing technological shifts and digital transformations, spurred by the Digital India mission,” said Mankiran Chowhan, Managing Director, India, SAP Concur. “I am honoured to lead SAP Concur’s business in India. I look forward to enhancing our customers’ experience and helping them gain broader insights into their spending as well as address the fast-changing market dynamics with agility.”
Chowhan holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies.