Deep Kalra

Founder & Chairman
MakeMyTrip Limited

Deep Kalra is the Founder & Chairman of India’s leading online travel company, MakeMyTrip Limited.
In his current role, Deep is involved in business strategy, policy issues, inorganic growth opportunities, culture and mentoring. In addition, Deep represents the company in various industry forums and with the Government. He also spearheads the group’s CSR initiatives and oversees the ESG agenda for the company. Deep is passionate about Sustainable Tourism and has been championing this cause personally and through the MakeMyTrip Foundation acting as its Trustee.

Deep is the co-chair of CII’s National Committee on Tourism and Hospitality, and the Vice Chairman of World Travel and Tourism India Chapter. He is a founding member of IndiaTech.Org, an industry body representing the interests of Indian digital companies. Deep is on the Board of TiE NCR Chapter and served as President from 2013 to 2016.

He is also one of the founding members of Ashoka University and serves on its Governing Body and Board. Deep serves on the Board of GMDA, Gurgaon’s Metropolitan Development Authority. A believer in citizens’ efforts, he is a founding member of ‘I am Gurgaon’— an NGO focused on improving the quality of life in Gurgaon.

Deep has been recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year—Business Transformation (2011), and as the most powerful Digital influencer in India (2012) by KPMG. He holds an MBA degree from IIM, Ahmedabad, and a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. Deep’s interests include swimming, yoga, adventure sports, quizzing, and of course, travelling.