Deep Kalra Founder and Group CEO

Deep Kalra

Founder and Group CEO
MakeMyTrip
Deep is the Founder of India’s leading online travel company, MakeMyTrip.com. Launched in India in 2005, MakeMyTrip is today the largest travel company in the country. In August 2010, MMYT became the first Indian travel company to list overseas through a hugely successful IPO on NASDAQ. For four years in a row, MakeMyTrip has been ranked among the ten ‘Best Companies to Work For’ in India by the GPTW Institute.

Having steered the MakeMyTrip business as CEO since its inception in 2000, Deep took on the role of Group CEO in August 2013, to focus on Strategy, M&A and international businesses.

Deep was the President of The Indus Entrepreneurs, Delhi Board from January 2013 till August 2015. He is also closely associated with NASSCOM. Deep is on the Governing Council and Board of Ashoka University.

Ernst & Young recognized Deep as Entrepreneur of the Year - Business Transformation (2011). In December 2012, Deep was recognized as the most powerful Digital influencer in India in a survey conducted by Impact magazine in association with KPMG India. Deep has been recognized as the Best Travel Entrepreneur of 2012 by TTG Asia at the TTG Travel Awards. IAMAI named him ‘Internet Man of the Year’ (2010). Deep was felicitated as a ‘Distinguished Alumni’ of IIM-A during the Institute’s Golden Jubilee celebrations in December 2011.

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