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 & 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, global business travel, technology & consulting domains. His span of experience includes significant success in managing complex businesses, establishing successful startup’s, strategic multinational business development & 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 worlds largest body of professional’s 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, conducting 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
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 has presented sessions on multiple occasions both as a guest speaker & session moderator at the
Global Business Travel Association’s (GBTA) Global Conventions in the USA
GBTA Conferences in India & various parts of the world
Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) conferences
Eye for Travel Conference
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 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/