03.02.2022 | Schöneck, Germany
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GK boosts its efforts to push through the East Asian market - first branch office established in Singapore

Following its market successes in Europe, the Americas and Africa, GK Software SE is now turning its attention to Southeast Asia, another highly developed retail landscape.

In order to further expand business in this region, GK Software Asia Pte. Ltd. was founded in the international business hub Singapore. It is GK's goal to increase business relationships with the region's leading retailers from this excellent location. GK customers are already using the company's solutions in their branches in China, India, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.

GK Software SE is pleased to announce that Vikrant Bhalla has been appointed as the Senior Vice President & General Manager of APJ, effective 1st of January 2022. Bhalla is a highly customer focused and passionate retail enthusiast with over 20 years’ experience in leadership roles across the emerging markets. He will be based out of Singapore and lead the newly established GK Software Asia PTE. LTD reporting to Michael Dimde, Senior Vice President Global Sales – GK Software SE.

“We are experiencing incredibly strong growth across the globe as retailers accelerate their digital transformation efforts. Asia-Pacific & Japan’s market potential is huge and is propelling the retail industry, generating about three-quarters of global growth.”, said Dimde. “Vikrant is a proven business leader with a record of building organisations from ground up, delivering outstanding results and creating world class innovative solutions for clients. Vikrant’s leadership qualities and GK’s inherent value proposition of its open retail platform approach, clear cloud strategy and strong product portfolio are an amazing combination for APJ’s dynamic market.” Dimde added.

Bhalla joins GK, with in-depth knowledge and experience of the retail industry in the APJ region. Over the last two decades, he has worked in large blue-chip organisations such as Toshiba and IBM across Australia, UK and Singapore in various roles ranging from leading professional services, product management and regional sales leadership teams to help clients develop business strategies to transform for the digital future.

“I believe that delivering an engaging, highly personalised customer experience is the key to success for retailers especially in the difficult times we have all experienced over the last couple of years.”, said Bhalla. “My purpose with GK is to build a robust, fast paced agile organisation in the APJ region to help develop amazing customer journeys for our clients so that they differentiate and elevate for success.” he added.