Bhawana Malhotra, based in New York, is a core leader in our Global Healthcare Practice and also leads Egon Zehnder’s Global Culture Practice. Her work includes board and executive searches, succession planning, assessment and development and shaping organization culture. Having spent time in Asia she is well versed with challenges and opportunities in the East and brings a global view on talent. On the topic of organizational culture, Bhawana advises clients across sectors on how to think about and achieve the culture desired to realize ambition.
Great strategies can only be shaped and executed by great leaders. My operational and strategic experiences help me zone in on the best leadership solutions for clients. Sharing these ideas with others has the power to brighten my day.
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Bhawana held several roles at Novartis Pharma including helping launch Cosentyx, a biologic in the U.S. for patients with certain rheumatologic conditions. She was also Head of Insights and Analytics for the U.S Pharma business and led Commercial Execution Excellence for Asia. Previously, she was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company US, assisting clients in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, and health-care services sectors. She also helped McKinsey set up its first off-shore unit in India in 1997. Bhawana began her career at Arthur Andersen in the audit and business consulting group in India.
Bhawana has a Bachelor of Commerce with honors from the Lady Shri Ram College for Women of Delhi University and an MBA in Strategy, Finance, and Operations at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She became a chartered accountant at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Bhawana is passionate about spending time with her family and is also studying to be a vedic astrologer.