Sonny Iqbal began his career at Egon Zehnder’s London office in 1998 and subsequently relocated to India. He is a member of the team that has built a very successful practice in India, with offices in New Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai. Sonny has accumulated extensive experience working with senior level executives and board members in companies ranging in size from venture-capital-backed startups to multinational corporations operating across multiple continents and markets. He focuses on senior-level executive search and talent management work across industry sectors, in addition to conducting portfolio, company CEO and board searches for private equity firms.More
Sonny is the coleader of Egon Zehnder’s Global Family Business Advisory; as such, he counsels family businesses on succession, founder transition, governance and family charter development. He also coaches senior executives and members of family businesses. While working across multiple sectors, Sonny has remained anchored in Egon Zehnder’s Life Sciences, Consumer and Assessment & Development Practices. He frequently speaks and writes on topics related to family businesses and the dynamics within owner families. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Sonny gained extensive experience in operations and marketing at The Oberoi Group in the United Kingdom, India and the Middle East. After that he managed the financial and travel services business of American Express in India.
Sonny earned a BA (Honors) from St. Stephen’s College at Delhi University, an MBA from the University of Surrey in the U.K., and a Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality from The Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development (OCLD) in Delhi.