SAP APJ appoints SVP, head of partner ecosystem
By Digital News Asia January 19, 2022
- Began his career at Infosys, prior to joining SAP
- Responsible for managing SAP’s partner business
SAP announced that it has appointed Utkarsh Maheshwari as senior vice president (SVP) and head of partner ecosystem success, APJ.
In his new role, Utkarsh will be responsible for managing the German software giant's partner business, working with more than 2,000 partners across all market units and lines of business, the company said in a statement.
Announcing the appointment, chief operating officer SAP APJ Cathy Ward said the company is experiencing strong growth globally, as customers embrace digital transformation.
“Therefore, to respond to increasing demand across the region, we need to more closely align and harness the power of our partner business to mutually deliver digital innovation that drives customer success,” said Ward.
Utkarsh said he welcomes the new opportunity to lead co-innovation with SAP partners across APJ to nurture an expert community of developers, investors, and ambassadors of digital transformation, and to help build the ecosystem of the future.
In a 14-year career with SAP, Utkarsh has held a variety of senior roles, spanning product development and marketing, head of field transformation APJ, and three years as chief of staff to SAP’s SVP human Rresources, APJ.
Most recently, as regional vice president, head of business development APJ, Utkarsh was responsible for regional market development strategies and business programs that enable intelligent and connected enterprises through best-in-class experience management.
Before joining SAP, Utkarsh started his career at Infosys.
Utkarsh holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; and a Bachelor of Technology, Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
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