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Darpan Kalra

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Darpan Kalra enjoys engaging with boards, CEOs, and senior management teams on C-suite succession, leadership transformation, board effectiveness, and corporate governance. Based in New Delhi, he leads the India segment of the firm’s Board Consulting, Services and Legal, Regulatory & Compliance practices. As a generalist, Darpan works across sectors and is active in diverse areas such as telecommunications, consumer Internet, digital, IT products and services, professional services, industrials, real estate, and global capability centers. He values being a trusted advisor to family businesses, small to large Indian transnationals, Venture Capital and Private Equity-backed portfolio companies and multinational organizations.

People’s personal and professional journeys fascinate me. We are all travelers and have stories to tell. I believe our triumphs and failures make us unique, and I am fulfilled and energized by my impact on leadership decisions and people’s lives.

Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Darpan was a Senior Consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in India and a Senior Analyst with A.T. Kearney in the United States and India, where he advised on globalization, organizational effectiveness, growth, restructuring, and efficiency themes.

Darpan has a BA with honors in economics from Harvard University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He has served on the board of the Harvard Club of India.

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Becoming a Highly Effective Board Member

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The Fundamentals of Corporate Governance

The Fundamentals of Corporate Governance

A discussion exploring the changing landscape of corporate governance for board directors of India’s top public sector banks. Read more

Leading in These Uncertain Times

Leading in These Uncertain Times

Top IBM executives in China share lessons from the COVID-19 crisis with Indian counterparts. Read more

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