Manik Narayan Saha

CIO
SAP Asia Pacific and Japan

Manik Narayan Saha is the CIO for SAP Asia Pacific and Japan. Based in Singapore, Saha leads a global multinational and multicultural IT organization. As part of the SAP Senior Leadership team in APJ, he is responsible for SAP’s internal IT Services to 28,000+ staff in the region.

As companies rapidly move to a digital agenda, Saha works closely with the leadership team in APJ to execute on enabling SAP as a Digital Enterprise. Committed to successful business transformation, his experience includes IT strategy, IT operations, innovation, vendor management and building successful business-IT partnerships. In November 2017, he led the team to  successfully implement SAP’s first finance machine learning scenario globally using SAP Leonardo.

With 19 years of experience and expertise in technology, Saha is a prominent keynote speaker at events, and provides thought leadership on a wide range of topics ranging from IT Strategy, artificial Intelligence, digitalizing operations, process excellence and enterprise innovation. He  serves as an executive sponsor and advisor to several large clients of SAP in the region.

Saha is a member of the INSEAD Alumni Network and a Regional Ambassador of the INSEAD Directors Network (IDN) for Singapore, where he works closely with the INSEAD Corporate Governance Center at Insead regularly organizing talks on corporate governance for non-executive directors and CXOs.

Passionate about giving back, Saha was the founding fellow and is currently a Vice-President for Ideation Edge Asia, a non-profit organization. With this setup – he is actively engaged in the start-up community in Singapore, regularly organizing events and meetings with startups, incubators and investors.

Prior to joining SAP in 2005, Saha worked at PSA Corporation (Singapore), in the shipping and logistics industry for 6 years, and was responsible for container operations systems, in Singapore and overseas.

In 1999, under a full scholarship from the Ministry of Education Singapore, Saha received his degree in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), has a Masters in Applied Finance from the Singapore Management University received in 2008, and a Certificate in Corporate Governance from INSEAD in 2016.