Based in New York and the Leader of Egon Zehnder’s Technology & Communications Americas Practice, Kal Bittianda is passionate about disruptive technology and digital transformation. He advises Boards, C-suites and Private Equity sponsors on solving their most critical leadership challenges, especially CEO succession planning, Executive and Board recruiting. The Enterprise Software, Tech-Enable Services, Communications and Connectivity sectors are of special interest to Kal. He also enjoys developing and implementing creative leadership advisory solutions for CEOs and their teams.
I love helping executives creatively address their leadership and business challenges. When I was an executive, I aspired to be the best player on the field, and now I revel in helping others achieve excellence.
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Kal led business units for Kyriba (enterprise cloud solutions), EXL (knowledge and business process outsourcing), and Inductis (analytics consulting and services). As a Consulting Partner at Azendant and Inductis, Kal advised C-level executives on growth strategies. Previously he was an Engagement Manager at the Mitchell Madison Group. Kal began his career in technology and leadership roles at Unisys and International Paper.
Kal earned a BTech in naval architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology, in Madras/Chennai, in India, an MA in industrial engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He advises nonprofit organizations and early-stage companies in the New York area, also investing in some of the latter. Kal has two young daughters and enjoys exploring new places in other countries, running in marathons, and following his favorite sports teams and athletes.