Malti Prabhu

New Delhi

consultant name

Malti Prabhu Egon Zehnder, New Delhi


Malti Prabhu leads Egon Zehnder’s Life Sciences and Healthcare Services Practice in India and is active in the Technology and Communications, and Consumer Practices. Based in New Delhi, she provides a range of senior leadership advisory services including executive search, management appraisals, board effectiveness and top team consulting. Malti is a trusted advisor to Indian promoter-led businesses and multinational organisations in India and across the globe. She also leads the Financial Officers practice for Egon Zehnder in India, as it relates to Audit Committees on Boards and leadership of the core Finance function across industries.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Malti was an Engagement Manager and Healthcare Practice Expert at McKinsey & Company, based in New Delhi and New York, where she led corporate and product-market strategy development, operations improvement, organization transformation, and post-merger management engagements in multiple sectors including healthcare and pharmaceuticals, hi-tech and telecom, consumer goods, and non-profit.

Malti earned a BA (Honors) in Economics at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi and an MBA at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.

News and Publications

Time for Audit Committees to Step Up

The days when the main function of Audit Committees was to put a “stamp of approval” on companies’ financials are long gone. Heightened risk awareness and increased regulation means that Audit Committees must now take on a much more proactive role in detecting, understanding and acting on risk – be it financial, macroeconomic, regulatory, legal or cybersecurity-related.

Comfort with Paradox

Most CEOs and boards name succession, both for the CEO and for business unit leaders, as their biggest strategic challenge. While this leadership challenge exists for every industry, it is particularly acute in the consumer sector, where many of the successive waves of disruption first hit.

consultant name

Malti Prabhu Egon Zehnder, New Delhi