Darpan Kalra is experienced in executive recruitment across telecom, high-tech, services, and industrials. Based in New Delhi, he leads Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications and Legal Practices in India. Darpan is also active in the firm’s Services and Industrial Practices. His clients include small, mid-size and large organizations in a range of sectors spanning telecom, mobile, IT services, internet/digital, BPO, software, professional services, education, and real estate. Darpan provides executive search, non-executive director search, advisory board search, and leadership team assessments. He is a trusted advisor in digital leadership, digital transformation, leadership development, board effectiveness, corporate governance, and CEO succession.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Darpan was a Senior Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in India, and a Senior Analyst with A.T. Kearney in the US and India, working with Indian and international B2C and B2B clients across the telecom, high tech, industrials, services, real estate, consumer goods, and financial services sectors on a range of challenges including globalization, organizational effectiveness, restructuring, growth, and efficiency.
Darpan studied in the US, earning a BA (Honors) in Economics from Harvard University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He has served on the Board of The Harvard Club of India.