President, ProKonsul Consulting
Gaurav Sundaram is the President of ProKonsul Consulting.
ProKonsul Consulting is a management consulting firm with domain expertise in enterprise business travel. ProKonsul optimizes the business travel lifecycle of its clients. ProKonsul Consulting was established in 2014. It is the pre-eminent business travel expert in India & Asia. https://www.prokonsulconsulting.com
Gaurav brings 3 decades of leadership experience in successfully managing profit centers, business travel, technology & consulting domains. His span of experience includes significant success in managing complex businesses, establishing successful startup’s, strategic multinational business development & global account management. Till May 2014 , he was Country Director India for Egencia, following which he established ProKonsul.
Gaurav is an acknowledged industry expert. Between 2012-16 , Gaurav served as a member of the India
& Asia Advisory board of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). GBTA is the world’s largest body of professionals in the Business Travel domain, managing spends in excess of US$ 350 billion.
He served as a market consultant to & represented GBTA in India from 2016 – 2019. During this period, ProKonsul conducted the largest ever business travel conferences held in the South /South East Asia region. In addition Gaurav was also a strategic consultant to Taxback International, a leader in Global VAT Reclaim, between 2015-2020.
Gaurav frequently contributes articles, white papers & interviews to leading global publications like Skift, Business Travel News , The Company Dime , Buying Business Travel , TTG MICE , Business Travel IQ & Wall Street Journal . He has been featured on multiple occasions in Mirror Now , The Economic Times and The Business Standard in India. He is a featured guest speaker & session moderator at major Indian and global conferences.
Gaurav has had many path breaking first’s in his career.
- He introduced fully integrated enterprise self booking technology to the corporate travel industry in India, in 2009
- 100% outsourced customer service delivery through 24×7 external contact center partners was another industry first in India, that he was responsible for
- He introduced Global VAT Reclaim, as a major value enhancer in Business Travel. This is recognised today as the single largest saving opportunity in most Indian enterprise travel programs.
He has been presented with multiple awards through his professional career. Gaurav is a certified Global Travel Professional™ (GTP) & Corporate Travel Expert™ (CTE).
He is a recognized industry expert on India & Asia and speaks frequently on general business strategy, managed business travel & technology. He is directly engaged with professional education, mentorship initiatives & industry forums to develop the science of business travel in India & Asia.
LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/gauravsundaram/