James Thomas

VP, SAP SuccessFactors India

A Seasoned Senior Management Sales and Business Leader with more than 25 years of Management & Sales leadership , Strategy & Business Development, Alliances & Channels experience in creating and growing sustainable new businesses in emerging markets in Asia Pacific with particular focus on India. Combines a rich blend of entrepreneurial flair and experience with the process driven execution focus of large global corporations to establish, build and sustain profitable businesses.

Active as an outstanding spokesperson and brand ambassador to establish thought leadership and market presence for leading brands.

Strengths lie in creating strategies and executing them for organisations to capitalise on core Enterprise IT platforms and the emerging trends of Mobility, Analytics and the Cloud to mitigate contemporary business challenges in Human Capital Management using Technology and IT frameworks, platforms & tools for process excellence, particularly enabling organisations in India and emerging markets of Asia to be more successful. Also very experienced with the Partner Ecosystem in Asia and in blending Direct & Indirect Sales Channels to maximum Sales leverage and success.

To make a difference with every pursuit, a positive change to business and society, with a passion to make start up initiatives successful, to build and create high performance teams

Specialties: Entry strategies for product lines or new businesses in Emerging markets. A business savvy general management & sales leader for incubating new concepts, building brands & in creating sustainable and profitable businesses in the high growth and exciting markets of Asia Pacific region.