Person Details

Deep Kalra, Group Chairman and Chief Mentor

Deep is the Group Chairman and Chief Mentor of MakeMyTrip Limited, the holding company of India’s leading travel brands MakeMyTrip, Goibibo and redBus. Launched in India in 2005, MakeMyTrip is today one of the largest e-commerce businesses in the country. Deep steered MakeMyTrip as CEO since its inception in 2000. He took on the role of Group Executive Chairman in February 2020, to pursue strategic initiatives, including product innovation and expansion, geographic growth, business model innovation and corporate development. He subsequently became Group Chairman and Chief Mentor in April 2022, providing mentorship to MakeMyTrip’s leadership team and continuing to pursue strategic initiatives such as product innovation and expansion.

Deep served as the President of TiE Delhi Chapter from 2013 to 2016 and continues to serve as an active board member. He is the Vice Chairman of IAMAI and a member of Nasscom’s Internet Council. Deep is also closely involved with leading industry bodies like CII and FICCI as part of their travel & tourism sub-committees. He is one of the founders of Ashoka University and serves on their governing body. 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. TTG Asia awarded him Best Travel Entrepreneur of 2012 at the TTG Travel Awards.

Prior to his entrepreneurial venture with MakeMyTrip, Deep has had corporate stints with GE Capital, AMF Bowling Inc. and ABN AMRO Bank. 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, quizzes and travelling.