Basware Leader, Sushmitha Koka, Attains 2021 Pro to Know Award

Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2021 Pro to Know award recognises executives whose accomplishments leverage supply chains for competitive advantage

Sushmitha Koka (Sush), Director, Global Product Marketing at Basware, has been named a Supply & Demand Chain Executive 2021 Pro to Know winner. This award recognises outstanding executives whose accomplishments offer a roadmap for other leaders looking to leverage supply chain for competitive advantage.

 Sush is a procure-to-pay expert with 16 years of deep and varied experience in the space, including the areas of electronic procurement, e-invoicing, AP automation and payments.

Shushmita Koka

“Sush truly embodies every aspect of a ‘pro’ – knowledgeable, visionary, ethical, respected, supportive and loyal,” comments Lars Madsen, Chief Marketing Officer, Basware. “I could go on and on, but the bottom line is that we are extremely fortunate to have Sush at the helm of our global product marketing team. She is a customer-facing subject matter expert of Basware solutions and an expert in the audience-centric marketing approach; she does a masterful job of ensuring that messaging, content and campaign strategies are centered around customers’ buying needs so that we can support customers to the fullest. Kudos to Sush!”

This year’s list includes individuals and teams from software and service providers, consultancies and academia, trucking and transportation firms, professional development agencies, sourcing and procurement divisions, and more, all who have helped supply chain clients and the supply chain community at large prepare to meet many of today’s—and tomorrow’s—challenges.

“While many companies have struggled to re-gain their footing as a result of COVID-19, this year’s Pros to Know winners stepped up to the plate to deliver innovative solutions and programs in a time of crisis and need. These winners collaborated, optimised, developed, educated and played a critical role in the survival and success of their company amid a global pandemic,” says Marina Mayer, Editor-in-Chief of Supply & Demand Chain Executive and Food Logistics. “I am honored to recognise these individuals and teams, and extend my utmost gratitude to everyone in the supply chain industry for their time, efforts and innovations to keep our nation’s supply chains afloat.”

Learn more about Sush here and go to to view the full list of all 2021 Pros to Know winners.

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About Basware

Basware is the only procure-to-pay and e-invoicing solution provider that empowers businesses with 100% spend visibility through 100% supplier connectivity and 100% data capture. Our cloud-based technology enables organisations to fully manage their spend, mitigate financial risk and reduce the cost of operations via automation. With the world’s largest open business network and an open technology ecosystem, we are uniquely positioned to deliver the solution required for Visible Commerce, which provides customers with complete transparency into all the flows of money, goods, and services around the world. A global company, Basware has offices in 14 countries and is traded on the Helsinki exchange (BAS1V: HE).