Steve Singh, World Economic Forum Speaker

Steve Singh

Steve Singh
Leadership Profile

Steve Singh

Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and President, Business Networks and Applications


Steve Singh is a member of the Executive Board of SAP SE and President, Business Networks and Applications, with end-to-end global responsibility for new growth areas of the company. This includes driving SAP’s market-leading businesses of Concur, SAP Ariba, and SAP Fieldglass, the center of the company’s business network strategy. Singh is also responsible for Data-as-a-Service, a strategic new business unit with substantive growth opportunities in the area of Big Data. Lastly, Singh is head of two recently formed end-to-end business units at SAP: one which provides front office and back office solutions for small-to-medium-sized businesses (SAP Business One, SAP Anywhere and SAP Business ByDesign), and the other which offers solutions for the healthcare market, including the SAP Connected Health platform.

Singh was named to the Executive Board of SAP SE in April 2016. In addition to his SAP commitments, Singh currently serves as chairman of the boards of Touchstone ID and He is also a member of the boards of Washington State trustees at The Nature Conservancy, the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, ModuMetal and the Singh Family Foundation. In addition, Singh serves as a strategic director in Madrona Fund V and as director of the Washington Roundtable.

Singh joined SAP in 2014 through the acquisition of Concur by SAP, extending SAP business networks with leading cloud-based solutions for innovative and effortless travel and expense (T&E) management. Singh and Concur have garnered a wide range of recognition, both within the corporate travel industry and throughout the broader technology community. Singh has been named one of the 25 Most Influential People of the Year by Business Travel News seven times and was given the prestigious GBTA ICON Award by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) in July 2016.

Before joining Concur, from 1993 to 1996 Singh was General Manager of the Contact Management Division at Symantec Corporation, an international technology firm focused on protecting information and computer systems. Prior to that, he co-developed ACT!, a pioneering contact management solution which was eventually acquired by Symantec. Singh began his career in technology with Apple Computer.