Based in Chicago, Naveed Bandukwala is active in Egon Zehnder’s Technology and Communications and Industrial practices. He has deep expertise in the Internet of Things, technology convergence, corporate development, and investment banking. He is also active in the firm’s Private Equity and Financial Officers practices.
I love thinking creatively to help clients solve unique problems. We meet interesting, inspiring, and talented executives every day, and it’s rewarding to have an impact on their lives.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Naveed was a Senior Vice President and Executive Officer at Westell Technologies. Previously, he was a Director in Corporate Development at Nokia and its former subsidiary NAVTEQ, where he focused on acquisitions and investments in the location-based technologies sector. Earlier, Naveed was a Vice President in the investment banking group at William Blair. He has held positions in consulting with A.T. Kearney and investment banking at Merrill Lynch.
Naveed has a BS in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons, cheering on their favorite sports teams. He is also an active runner and participates in several races each year.