Vishal Dhanuka Egon Zehnder, Dallas
Vishal Dhanuka, based in Dallas, is a leader in Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Digital Practice and also active in the firm’s Board Consulting and CIO Practices. His broad experience over 17 years - gained both in highly matrixed environments at Fortune 500 companies and at fast-growing, nimble startups - gave him an EQ-based skill set and taught him the art and science of strategic thinking with creative “big ideas” in driving business transformation enabled through technology innovation. Clients of all sizes greatly value Vishal’s assistance for developing and putting into practice fully integrated business models and technologies for driving innovation, profitability and expansion. He is especially passionate about digital disruption with Big Data, IoT, Cloud Computing and other technology-driven innovations.
Vishal’s services include helping enterprises find the right C-suite members and executive leaders to implement growth strategies, assess their management team effectiveness, and plot a course to a successful digital future. Before joining Egon Zehnder, Vishal served as Vice President and Global Head of Customer Innovation & Strategy at Hortonworks. Prior to that, he held various leadership roles in companies such as SAP, A.T. Kearney and American Airlines, among others.
Vishal is an active networker in the fields of Big Data, IoT, Cloud computing and Digital Innovation, and advises startups on a voluntary basis to help them grow sustainably.
Vishal earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Mumbai in India before completing a Master of Science in Computer Science at the University of North Texas and an MBA at the McCombs School of Business of the University of Texas at Austin.