Kavitha Mohammad leads Egon Zehnder India’s Technology & Communications Practice and is active in the Firm’s Digital Practice and the Diversity and Inclusion Council. Kavitha’s conviction is that the role of people is becoming increasingly more important than strategy and technology in any organization’s transformational journey, and she is passionate about diversity in all its forms. Her many years of international experience in management consulting, digital, Big Data and telecommunications makes her a trusted advisor to clients in these sectors including MNCs, IT/ITES services and start-ups. Kavitha has been active in senior leadership hiring, assessments and coaching to facilitate effective integration and succession of leaders in an ever changing industry with diverse talent needs.
Every interaction in my job is a fast-tracked biopic, at the end of which I invariably find myself rooting for the protagonists to help them achieve success as defined and measured by their own yardsticks.
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Kavitha was the Sales Director for Asia/Pacific and Japan in Intel’s Industry Solutions Group, where she commercialized and scaled up solutions in connection with the IoT, smart infrastructure and analytics. Before that she served as Project Director at Cisco, advising flagship customers in Asia and large enterprises in emerging markets on smart cities and IoT partnerships. Earlier, Kavitha gained experience in A.T. Kearney’s telecom, high-tech and consumer goods practices. She began her career as Technical Lead at Infosys and Redback Networks (later acquired by Ericsson).
Kavitha earned a B.E in Computer Science (with Honors) from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India and an MBA in Strategy and Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She has partnered with academic institutions, leading publications and research firms on thought leadership in digital/tech and speaks regularly at industry forums. Outside work, she enjoys fitness training, travel and engages in volunteer work related to education and children.