Deep Kalra

Founder and Group Executive Chairman
MakeMyTrip Group

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. 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. In addition, he is the founding member of IndiaTech.Org, an industry body representing the interests of Indian Internet companies. Deep is also closely involved with leading industry bodies like FICCI as part of its Travel & Tourism sub-committees.

Deep is passionate about Sustainable Tourism and has been championing this cause through MakeMyTrip Foundation. He is on the Board of TiE (The IndUS Entrepreneurs) Delhi Chapter and served as President from 2013 to 2016. 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.

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. TTG Asia awarded him Best Travel Entrepreneur of 2012 at the TTG Travel Awards.

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, travelling.