Industry veteran to build partner ecosystem and
channel business to extend Anaplan’s impressive growth in the region
Singapore – March 30, 2015 – Anaplan today announced the appointment of Atul Patel as Vice President of Alliances and Channels, Asia Pacific and Japan effective 26 March, 2015. In his new role, Patel will oversee the Anaplan APJ partner and ecosystem strategy and build Anaplan’s indirect business to drive the company’s growth in the region.
“We are thrilled to have Atul join the Anaplan family. His passion and drive are exactly what we need right now as we grow in the region,” said Samir Neji, Anaplan’s APAC Managing Director. “The experience and relationships he has with customers and partners will prove invaluable in taking Anaplan to the next level.”
Patel brings with him over 22 years of experience and expertise in data analytics and business development. He joins Anaplan from SAP where he served as Vice President, Business Analytics, Asia Pacific and Japan and was responsible for driving the growth of platform solutions for top enterprise customers.
Patel holds an MBA from the SP University, India and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from MS University, India.
“I am inspired by the game-changing thinking that the Anaplan platform and apps brings to the SaaS market,” Patel said. “There is massive potential in tapping on the partner ecosystem to help companies in APJ become more agile. I’m excited to take up the challenge of building our ecosystem and channels business in APJ and I look forward to this opportunity to help drive the hyper growth in Asia for Anaplan.”
Anaplan recently reported a 91% customer growth rate for 2014. The company also announced that its bookings increased at a growth rate of 230% over the same period, which represents 2.1 times more bookings in FY15 (ended on January 31, 2015) than the previous two years combined.
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