Based in New York, Kal Bittianda is a trusted advisor for helping companies and leaders leverage and harness technology. As the leader of Egon Zehnder’s North America Technology Practice, he works closely with companies in the mobility, communication, systems, software, and technology-enabled service sectors. He also conducts executive search for chief technology, data, and information security officers.
I love helping executives creatively address their leadership and business challenges. When I was an executive, I aspired to be the best player on the field, and now I revel in helping others achieve excellence.
Before joining Egon Zehnder, Kal led business units for Kyriba (enterprise cloud solutions), EXL (knowledge and business process outsourcing), and Inductis (analytics consulting and services). As a Consulting Partner at Azendant and Inductis, Kal advised C-level executives on growth strategies. Previously he was an Engagement Manager at the Mitchell Madison Group. Kal began his career in technology and leadership roles at Unisys and International Paper.
Kal earned a BTech in naval architecture from the Indian Institute of Technology, in Madras/Chennai, in India, an MA in industrial engineering from Purdue University, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He advises nonprofit organizations and early-stage companies in the New York area, also investing in some of the latter. Kal has two young daughters and enjoys exploring new places in other countries, running in marathons, and following his favorite sports teams and athletes.