Darpan Kalra enjoys engaging with boards, CEOs, and senior management teams on C-suite succession, digital leadership and transformation, board effectiveness, and corporate governance. Based in New Delhi, he leads the India segment of the firm’s Board Consulting, and Legal, Regulatory & Compliance practices. Darpan is also active in the firm’s Technology & Communications, Digital, Services, and Industrial practices. 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 across telecommunications, consumer Internet, digital, IT and IT-enabled products and services, professional services, industrials, and real estate.
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.