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SAP India Management Team

SAP India oversees the company’s business operations in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

Kulmeet Bawa
President and Managing Director,
SAP Indian Subcontinent

Kulmeet Bawa is the chief architect of SAP’s growth and innovation strategies for the Indian Subcontinent. He is responsible for delivering bold transformations and exceptional SAP experiences to customers across the ecosystem, as well as guiding businesses in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to adopt a digital-first mindset.

Over his 25 years of cross functional experience, Kulmeet has orchestrated business revolution by providing proven business outcomes for organizations across various industries and portfolios.

Kulmeet was previously the Chief Operating Officer for Resulticks where he led the growth strategy and execution of go-to-market for the organization. 

While at Adobe as Managing Director for India and South Asia, Kulmeet was instrumental in accelerating the organization’s growth momentum by expanding the business footprint within the Enterprise, SMB and Consumer sectors. Prior to Adobe, he has held various leadership roles managing enterprise development and business processes for major tech companies such as Microsoft Corporation and Sun Microsystems.  

With a relentless focus on driving customer experience Kulmeet believes in nurturing and mentoring team members, promoting design thinking, creativity and innovative culture. He also actively contributes towards social initiatives which focus on education and women empowerment. 

Prior to his corporate avatar, Kulmeet Bawa spent 12 years with the Indian Armoured Corps as a Cavalry officer. During his tenure with the Indian army, Kulmeet was Aide de Camp to the Governor of an Indian State and taught Strategy at the prestigious Armoured Corps Centre and School. 

Kulmeet is a graduate from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and an alumnus of the prestigious National Defence Academy.

Rahul Baheti
Chief Operating Officer,
SAP Indian Subcontinent

Rahul provides leadership and direction to SAP’s multi-functional sales and operations organization in India. He and his team work closely in the market unit to build a strong pipeline, ensure solid sales execution, and enhance impeccable customer relations to deliver sustainable and predictable growth

Additionally, Rahul is responsible for execution of SAP’s transformation strategy for Cloud and On-Premise line of businesses, in the market unit, which encompasses India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

In his previous roles within SAP, he was responsible for Business Operations across the Indian Subcontinent with the charter to improve to improve Sales and Operational Excellence, along with developing and owning the entire sales cycle – from strategy to market planning, to execution and monitoring

Rahul brings 20 years of versatile experience in Operations, Strategic Planning, Commercial Structuring and Finance across Manufacturing and IT organizations. Since joining SAP in 2008, Rahul has donned several hats, supporting the business by accelerating growth, optimizing productivity, introducing shared services frameworks and developing pricing structures.

Prior to SAP, Rahul was the Head of Finance for Honeywell Automation in Pune. A qualified Chartered Accountant with a national rank under his belt.

He is currently based in Mumbai with his family.

Krishnan Chatterjee
Chief Customer Officer and Head of Marketing,
SAP Indian Subcontinent

Krishnan Chatterjee is the Chief Customer Officer and Head of Marketing for SAP Indian Subcontinent. He is a core member of the India Senior Executive Leadership team, in charge of driving the company’s transition to become the most innovative Cloud Company powered by HANA with a focus on customers. He will be accountable for developing value centric relationships with customers, overall marketing strategy, demand generation, reputation & loyalty management and end to end pipeline acceleration. He will also be responsible for developing and implementing strategies for SAP to establish its leadership as the trusted partner of choice to businesses in India.

Krishnan is a multi-disciplinary business and marketing leader with over two decades of experience across B2C and B2B industries. He incubated zCMO™– a thought-leading offering for CMOs to improve marketing performance in the digital transformation era. As a prominent figure in India’s marketing landscape, he was recognized as one of India’s top 25 digitalist thought leaders at the SAP ACE Awards, 2015. Additionally, he enjoys the privilege of being inducted into Paul Writer’s CMO Hall of Fame, a platform celebrating senior marketers who are developing and enhancing India’s marketing eco-system.

Prior to joining SAP, Krishnan was at HCL, he created and led the Strategic Marketing function and was a founding member of the organization’s Beyondigital™ business unit. During a decade long stint at ITC Ltd he was responsible for some distinguished brand launches including 555, Wills Lifestyle, Wills Sport and the John Players apparel brand which he also led as a business.

Krishnan is an economics graduate from Presidency College, Calcutta and has an MBA in marketing and strategy from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He shares his insights and perspectives on technology, life, music, marketing and more through his blog and also finds expression as the lead vocalist of a band called Contra Band.

Shraddhanjali Rao
Vice President, Human Resources – SAP, India

As the head of Human Resources for SAP in India, Shraddha provides HR leadership across the region for all entities including R&D; Sales and Services organizations. She is responsible for designing and executing the people strategy focusing on Leadership, Talent and Culture to meet the needs of the region’s more than 13000 employees. Additionally, to foster the startup ecosystem, she commits her time as the Board Member of the SAP Start up Studio, an accelerator program of SAP Labs India. 

Under her leadership, SAP Labs India has ranked #1 in the ‘India’s Best Companies to Work For – 2018 & 2019’ survey carried out by the Great Place to Work Institute along with being the Best Workplaces for Women as well as for Culture of Innovation and certified as a Top Employer for 2019 & 2020. She was awarded Exceptional Women of Excellence 2017 by Women Economic Forum. She is among Top 20 most voted HR Role Models in India in 2018 and has also been awarded under Women HR Leadership 2020 by ObserveNow. She is passionate about Future of work, Leadership, Inclusion and nurturing Startups. 

Shraddha joined SAP in 2007 and has held multiple roles as a Global and Local HR Business Partner for Development, Services and Support organizations. Additionally, she has also led the Leadership and Diversity & Inclusion charter for SAP’s Products & Innovation Board area. Prior to joining SAP, Shraddha was with Tata Consultancy Services where she handled roles in HR Consulting, Organization Design, Corporate Governance and Talent Development. 

Alma Mater: Harvard, ISB and T A Pai Management Institute

Neeraj Athalye
Vice President & Head
Customer Experience Solutions
SAP Indian Subcontinent

Neeraj is the Vice President for Customer Experience Solutions in SAP. In his role he is responsible for transformation engagements and customer success with strategic customers of SAP across the Indian Subcontinent . Neeraj has anchored several leadership roles in SAP India since 2003. He is a passionate leader & drives SAP’s growth and innovation strategies across the Indian Sub-Continent. He also works with academia and industry to promote new technology adoption. 

Neeraj has been working closely with the SAP Partner Ecosystem in India to build new GTM’s needed for targeting industry specific business opportunities. GST, i360 are some of the programs he led for India.

Neeraj is a recognized thought-leader on technology & innovation and has been a speaker in several Indian & International industry as well as academic forums. Apart from being a technocrat he is an avid motorcycle enthusiast. He has been an entrepreneur and is a mentor for several startups in India. 

Anil Khatri
Head (South Asia),
Global IT-client technology and Field IT,
SAP India Subcontinent

Anil Khatri (Anil) is the Head (South Asia) for Global IT-client technology and Field IT at SAP India. In his current role, Anil is responsible for the field operations of the Indian Subcontinent and SEA countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines and drives key global initiatives including location strategy and vendor consolidation.

With more than 18 years of experience, Anil comes with an unparalleled expertise in building diverse IT teams that focus on driving cost effective innovation to deliver high value. Recognized for his innovations in technology, Anil has won several prestigious awards including the TOP CIO 100 award.

Prior to joining SAP, Anil was the Vice President IT with Servier International (Serdia India) and was responsible for building the IT function to fuel Servier’s growth in India. His focus was on creating a responsive team to improve key performance matrices resulting in the strengthening of the top and bottom lines of the business.

Anil holds a Master's in business administration from the University of Mumbai and a Bachelor’s degree in digital electronics

Hemant Dabke
Vice President, Strategic Industries (Federal, State, Public Services, Telecom and BFSI),
SAP Indian Subcontinent

Hemant Dabke leads the Strategic Industries domain at SAP Indian Subcontinent. In his current position, Hemant spearheads a team of talented sales professionals and technical experts to address the automation and digitization needs of Central and State Ministries, Public Services, Public Sector Undertakings, BFSI and Telecom.

With over 22 years of experience in the IT industry, Hemant brings diverse experience of working with start-ups, setting up growth factories, incubating businesses and supersizing them with focus on delivering industry leading profitable growth. This cross domain work experience makes him knowledge richer.

Prior to joining SAP, Hemant was at Tech Mahindra heading the Enterprise Business for key growth and innovation markets like India, SAARC and Malaysia. Earlier in his career, Hemant worked extensively with Microsoft India for over a decade across the broad spectrum of client facing roles.

Hemant holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics from Pune University. Beyond his corporate life, he takes keen interest in community work and mentors young talent for organizational business and leadership roles.

Subramanian Ananthapadmanabhan (Subbu)
Vice President and Head of General Business (GB),
SAP Indian Subcontinent

Subramanian Ananthapadmanabhan is the Vice President and Head of General Business for SAP Indian subcontinent. In this role, Subbu leads Indian market unit’s growth in GB segment and serves as the acting interim leader for Commercial Sales. His priority is to develop strategic initiatives aimed at enablement and growth of the Indian SME sector, while ensuring orchestration across partners and SAP to provide seamless and unified experience for customers.

Subbu is an SAP veteran based out of Mumbai and has handled several portfolios in the company across value and volume segments leading both Specialist and Industry teams in transformative customer engagements. He most recently served as the Vice President of Digital Core for SAP Indian subcontinent, where he led the India sales teams for S/4HANA Cloud and SAP HANA Enterprise Cloud. 
Subbu is the advisor as well as the executive sponsor for the Early Talent (Sales Academy) program in India. He has been the recipient of SAP India President’s Award and was also recognized with Asia Pacific Japan President’s award for Diversity & Inclusion.

An established business leader in the industry, Subbu brings more than two and half decades of technology consulting, digital and sales experience. Prior to joining SAP, he has held several leadership roles in driving software business for top technology companies including Oracle, IBM and Wipro. Subbu is an MBA and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Instrumentation Engineering.

Sindhu Gangadharan
Senior Vice President and Managing Director,
SAP Labs India

SindhuGangadharan is SVP and Managing Director of SAP Labs in India, responsible for SAP’s Research & Development facilities in Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Gurgaon. SAP Labs India is the largest R&D center outside SAP’s headquarters in Germany and a leading hub for innovation and a hot spot for talent and diversity.

Sindhu joined SAP in 1999, when SAP Labs India set up its operations in Bangalore. She later moved to SAP’s headquarters in Walldorf, Germany, working on various products, technology and innovation platforms, and has held several strategic and leadership positions managing global teams.  She has played a pivotal role in shaping SAP’s Integration strategy by growing SAP’s Integration product portfolio as Head of Product Management for SAP Cloud Platform Integration, IoT and SAP Process Orchestration. Her deep technical expertise and business knowledge led her to head the critical integration function in SAP's Technology and Innovation organization in the Office of the CTO.

Sindhu led SAP’s strategic and global Intelligent Enterprise Program reporting into SAP’s Executive Board. She has been instrumental in bringing to life SAP’s vision and strategy of the Intelligent Enterprise by orchestrating the end-to-end process
delivery roadmaps to rapidly transform data into valuable insights for customers.

She is a member of the NASSCOM Executive Council – the apex industry body for the IT/IT enabled services in India.  She is also a member of the Steering committee of the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, a key industry body driving the Bilateral trade and deliberations. Sindhu also serves on the Board of Titan Industries Ltd as an Independent Director with a focus on Technology.

As a respected thought leader Sindhu is a regular speaker at domestic and global conferences. She is a passionate advocate of using technology to benefit customers and the society, workplace diversity and inclusion. Sindhu currently resides in Bangalore with her husband and two daughters. 

Mahesh Nayak
Chief Operating Officer,
SAP Labs India

Mahesh Nayak is the COO of SAP Labs India, SAP’s largest Research and Development center outside its headquarters in Germany and a part of a connected lab network of 20 Labs in 17 countries.  Mahesh overseas business operations across three locations of SAP Labs India - Bangalore, Gurgaon and Pune.  He is also in the Startup Studio advisory board which helps SAP engage with the external startup ecosystem.

Mahesh has been with SAP for 15 years.  He began as a quality engineer and moved on to handle multiple roles in the areas of product development, quality management and partner product certification.   Prior to his career with SAP, Mahesh was with Hewlett Packard and Dell in India. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Bangalore University and has completed an executive program on leadership from Indian School of Business.

Outside of work, he follows cricket, is an avid movie buff and enjoys listening to music.

SAP Labs India Management Team

Sindhu Gangadharan
Senior Vice President and Managing Director,
SAP Labs India
Mahesh Nayak
Chief Operating Officer,
SAP Labs India
Shraddhanjali Rao
Vice President HR -SAP,
India
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