My video with Deep Kalra- an entrepreneur who focused on a whitespace and created an entire industry- an inspirational story for every entrepreneur. His key takeaway-"Figure out what makes you tick- once you do that, its so easy!"
Deep is the Founder and CEO of India's leading online travel company,MakeMyTrip.com. Launched in India in 2005, MakeMyTrip offered the convenience of online transactions coupled with great value prices, thus revolutionizing the way Indians research and purchase travel services. Under his stewardship, MakeMyTrip is today the largest e-commerce business in the country and the largest travel company in India and listed its shares on NASDAQ in August 2010.
Deep is a member of the NASSCOM Executive Council and chairs its Internet Working Group. He also serves as a Board Member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Delhi and is an active Angel Investor in the internet space. Deep 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 was also felicitated as a 'Distinguished Alumni' of IIM-Ahmedabad in December 2011.
Prior to his entrepreneurial venture with MakeMyTrip, Deep has had corporate stints with GE Capital, AMF Bowling Inc. and ABN AMRO Bank. Deep holds an MBA (PGDM) degree from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. His interests include swimming, yoga, quizzing, adventure sports and, of course, travelling.