Washington-based SaaS organisation SAP Concur has elevated its managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Matthew Goss, as the senior vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific and Greater China.
SAP Concur was formed in December 2014 when SAP acquired Concur Technologies for $8.3 billion.
Goss will oversee the business operations in the region for the travel and expense management solutions company.
Goss has over 18 years of experience working with SAP Concur and established the company’s SMB business in the Australia-New Zealand region.
Prior to that he oversaw the establishment of the Concur shared services centre in the Philippines.
His other roles include multiple regional level and senior leadership positions in client delivery.
“As travel gears up again and firms move to optimise and expand their operations, opportunities to improve spend visibility, control and compliance abound,” Goss said.
SAP Concur currently serves 45,000 customers globally, spread across 150 countries.
The company counts more than 70 million end users who book travel and process expenses.
“Under his leadership, our APAC team will continue to be our customers’ trusted partner as they manage employee spend and digitise travel, expense and invoicing to become intelligent enterprises,” Doug Adamic, chief revenue officer at SAP Concur, said.
According to market research firm Statista.com, the total contribution of travel and tourism to the global economy’s GDP in 2019 was at $9.25 trillion, while the global leisure travel spend stood at $2.37 trillion.
In addition, the market size of the global tourism sector dropped from $1.85 trillion in 2019 to $1.09 in 2020 owing to the pandemic.
The industry’s market size is forecast to rise to $1.3 trillion by 2021.