MakeMyTrip.com, Inc. [MMYT]

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Deep Kalra

Founder & CEO

Deep is the pioneer of Online Travel in India. His company, MakeMyTrip.com is the dominant player in the travel industry and also the largest ecommerce business in India. Deep established the company in April 2000 by drawing on his experience from successful stints at GE Capital, AMF Bowling Inc. and ABN AMRO Bank.

Under his stewardship, MakeMyTrip.com has grown rapidly to become the largest online travel agency in India and also one of the largest travel companies in the country. The company is on track to achieve sales of INR 2200 crores in the financial year ending March 2010. Recently the company has ranked second in the 2010 ‘Great Places to Work’ Survey conducted by Great Place to Work® Institute, India. Deep takes immense pride in the fact that MakeMyTrip has been recognized amongst 400 organizations across categories, beating IT giants like Intel and XXX.

Deep is a member of the Executive Council of Nasscom and chairs the Nasscom Internet Working Group. He is also a Charter Member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) and serves on the Board of TiE New Delhi. Deep is a member of CII’s Tourism sub-committee and a regular speaker at internet and travel conferences. He currently serves as an independent Director for IndiaMart.com, a leading B2B website and One97world.com, India’s largest and most widely deployed telecom application platform developer.

Deep is a founding member of “I am Gurgaon”, an NGO focused on the improving the quality of life in Gurgaon.

Deep holds an MBA (PGDM) degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (1992) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi (1990).

Deep''s interests include adventure sports, swimming, yoga, quizzing and travelling to places off the beaten path.