Commodity Technology Advisory named an elite group of thought leaders that have been key contributors to the CTRM software industry.

Eka Software Solutions, the leading global provider of Smart Commodity Management software solutions, announced today Eka’s CEO, Manav Garg, has been named as a CTRM Thought Leader by Commodity Technology Advisory (ComTech), the leading analyst organization covering the ETRM and CTRM software markets.

ComTech created the CTRM Thought Leaders program to recognize individuals that have made significant contributions to the technologies and related processes that are a critical component to the commodities trading industries. The Thought Leaders will serve on a standing ComTech panel of CTRM experts and will provide insights on industry trends and other issues facing commodities companies.

“The CTRM Thought Leaders have agreed to provide steering guidance to ComTech research efforts, and to share their knowledge and experience via a number of ComTech deliverables, such as our ComTechAlert newsletter,” said Dr. Gary M. Vasey, Managing Partner of ComTech.

“The next wave of commodity management software will address advanced analytics to enable commodities companies to make better decisions, faster,” said Manav Garg, CEO and Founder of Eka. “Our focus at Eka has always been to find innovative ways to solve real customer problems and we are addressing the future needs of this industry with our Smart Commodity Management solutions.”

Manav started his career as an agricultural trader with a large global commodity house where he witnessed first-hand the deficiencies in traditional trading and risk management software. Realizing the market opportunity, and combining this with his passion for technology, Manav founded Eka in 2004. Since Eka’s inception, Manav has continually been recognized as an innovator and thought leader in this industry. In 2014, he was named to Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40” compilation of executives in India.

About Eka Software Solutions

Eka is the global leader in providing Smart Commodity Management software solutions. Eka’s analytics-driven, end-to-end Commodity Management platform enables companies to efficiently and profitably meet the challenges of complex and volatile markets.

The company’s best-of-breed solutions manage commodity trading, enterprise risk, compliance, procurement, supply chain, operations, logistics, bulk handling, processing, and decision support. Eka partners with customers to accelerate growth, increase profitability, improve operational control, and manage risks and exposures.

Eka is a team of 315 staff with offices in the Americas, Asia, Australia, and EMEA, serving a rapidly growing global client base across multiple commodity segments.