Sonny Iqbal helped found Egon Zehnder’s offices in New Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai. He advises family businesses on succession, founder transition, governance, and family charter development across markets. Sonny co-founded and until recently co-led the Firm’s global Family Business Advisory Practice. Sonny is a Fellow of the Institute of Coaching, McLean an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School and actively coaches senior professionals. In addition, he remains very active in Egon Zehnder’s Health, Consumer, Board and Leadership Advisory practices.
I strive to find white spaces and build Egon Zehnder’s presence around the world by being authentic and delivering on the trust and confidence clients place in our firm.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Sonny worked at the Oberoi Group in the U.K., India, and Middle East. He also managed the financial and travel services business of American Express in India.
Sonny earned a BA with 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 in Delhi. He frequently speaks and writes on topics related to family businesses with work published in journals internationally, including the Harvard Business Review. Sonny is a board member at Breakthrough India, an organization that inspires support for the rights of women and challenges deep-rooted cultural norms perpetuating gender-based discrimination.