Hariharan Margabandhu

VP, Business Analytics

Hari is an Associate Vice President setting a winning strategy and execution roadmap at TekLink International, Inc. He has over 22 years of experience in selling and leading engagements, managing customer relationships and strategic alliances, building & executing IT roadmaps, architecting & developing solutions, mentoring consultants & leaders, building and managing Analytics Center of Excellence (COE) and managing large ERP and analytics programs with a focus on SAP tools and technologies.

Hari manages several of TekLink’s key clients as executive sponsor, trusted advisor and partner; he runs our analytics advisory and trade management solutions (consumer products) competencies; and he is a frequent speaker at national and local SAP focused events such as ASUG, Sapphire, SAP Insider on topics such as Enterprise Data Warehousing, Analytics, Trade Promotion Management on HANA & Customer Business Planning for Consumer Goods, BI COE & Governance.

A few of his other accomplishments include:

  • Established relationship with SAP Consumer Industries product teams leading to
    TekLink involvement in SAP CBP product testing and validation
  • Led an S/4 HANA-based EDW & Analytics implementation after defining the
    analytics roadmap for a large distributor and supplier of hospitality products and services
  • Led world’s first SAP Accelerated Trade Promotion Management on HANA
    project (using plan DSO), for a large CPG company showcased in Sapphire 2015
    Led a large successful SAP BW program at a large CPG client (40+ member
    TekLink team plus Client core team) showcased in Sapphire 2013
  • Refining TekLink’s Advisory methodology and utilizing it effectively to help
    several clients define their Analytics strategy, roadmap & business case

Prior to joining TekLink in 2012, Hari was a Principal at Inforte (Business & Decision) where he architected & built analytics solutions and managed client relationship & delivery for large clients such as Nike, Caterpillar Rail (Electromotive Diesel), Grainger, Philips and Kellogg-Keebler. Prior to Inforte, he worked at PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting) and Tata Motors (Sales & Services).

Hari holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in
Mechanical Engineering from Delhi University.

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