Deep Kalra

Founder & Group Executive Chairman

MakeMyTrip Limited

Founder & Group Executive Chairman

Deep is the Founder & Group Executive Chairman of India’s leading online travel company, MakeMyTrip Limited. He has steered MakeMyTrip as CEO since its inception in 2000, to a successful listing on NASDAQ in August 2010.

Deep is the co-chair of CII National Committee on Tourism and Hospitality and is a member of NASSCOM’s Internet Council. In addition, he is a member of National Startup Advisory Council, a government appointed body that advises the centre on measures needed to build a strong ecosystem to nurture innovation and start-ups in India.

Deep is passionate about Sustainable Tourism and has been championing this cause through MakeMyTrip Foundation. Deep is also one of the founding members of Ashoka University and serves on their governing body and Board. A believer in citizens’ effort, he is a founding member of ‘I am Gurgaon’—an NGO focused on improving the quality of life in Gurgaon.

He holds an MBA degree from IIM, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

His interests include swimming, yoga, adventure sports, quizzing and of course, traveling.