Deep Kalra is an Indian businessman who is the founder and group CEO of MakeMyTrip, an Indian online travel company. He was born in Hyderabad and grew up in Delhi and Ahmedabad.
BACKGROUND: He obtained his bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi in 1990 and his MBA from Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 1992.
Kalra joined ABN AMRO after graduation from IIM Ahmedabad where he worked for three years. He worked with AMF Bowling to set up bowling alleys in India before joining GE Capital in 1999 as VP of Business Development. He started MakeMyTrip in the year 2000 after realising the possibilities of the internet while trying to sell his wife's car online. While booking a holiday to Thailand, he realized that the internet could offer more competitive prices by cutting out the middleman. He was CEO of Makemytrip from its inception till its listing on NASDAQ in August 2010. Since August 2013, he has functioned as Group CEO. He is one of the founders of Ashoka University and is a part of its governing body. He is also a founding member of I am Gurgaon, an NGO.