Singapore, January 18, 2022 – SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) today appointed Utkarsh Maheshwari as Senior Vice President (SVP) and Head of Partner Ecosystem Success, APJ. In his new role, he will be responsible for managing SAP’s partner business, working with more than 2,000 partners across all market units and lines of business.
Announcing the appointment, Chief Operating Officer SAP APJ Cathy Ward said “SAP is experiencing strong growth globally, as customers embrace digital transformation. 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.”
Utkarsh welcomed the new opportunity. “In this role, I will be leading 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,” he said.
In a fourteen-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 Resources, 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 is passionate about the digital economy, and its implications for the customers and broader ecosystem of SAP. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; and a Bachelor of Technology, Electrical and Electronics Engineering.