SAP Concur Appoints Mankiran Chowhan As Managing Director For India

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 sap-concur-blog SAP Concur Appoints Mankiran Chowhan As Managing Director For IndiaINDIA, May 27, 2019 SAP Concur®, the world’s leading provider of expense, travel and invoice management solutions, today announced the appointment of 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.

With a wealth of experience addressing market growth and business development, 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.

sap-concur-blog SAP Concur Appoints Mankiran Chowhan As Managing Director For India

SAP Concur serves 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[1], 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.”

A winner of The Economic Times Top 20 Corporate Women Leader 2018 awards, Chowhan has fostered strong partnerships with CXOs across industries. Chowhan holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies.

About SAP Concur

SAP Concur’s business travel & expense solution has been used in India since 1999. They have served hundreds of clients in India to process travel requests, travel bookings and expense claims with their Cloud computing services. Over their tenure of more than a decade in India, they have provided Indian entrepreneurs with innovative business solutions. SAP Concur has invested in top-notch products and services in order to meet the unique requirements of the Indian marketplace. They have designed the SAP Concur Travel Requests specifically to meet the complex workflow requirements of fast-growing Indian companies and Indian multi-nationals. In their quest to make travel booking easier for the Indian clients, they now enable their clients to book the two largest Indian low-cost carriers – Spice Jet and Indigo, through Concur Travel. SAP Concur has a Research & Development team in India since 2005 and is investing to expand this team in Bangalore. With Sales and Marketing offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, SAP Concur is committed to deliver effective and innovative business solutions to its Indian clients. Learn more at our official website: concur.co.in or at the SAP Concur blog.

[1] GBTA BTI™ Outlook, Annual Global Report & Forecast Prospects for Global Business Travel 2018-2022, August 2018