Puneet Kalra leads the firm's Technology sector in India, co-leads the Business & Professional Services Practice globally, and drives the firm’s strategy for the Technology Sector across the Asia Pacific region. He leads various CEO and CXO level searches as well as leadership advisory mandates with both multinational and Indian heritage companies. Puneet is based in New Delhi.
Recent Client Experience
Puneet’s notable work includes Group MD for a large technology conglomerate in Hong Kong, CEO for a private equity backed mid-sized IT services company in the U.S., business unit heads for large IT services companies, senior partners for top-tier management and technology consulting firms, various CEO searches for software companies, and leadership positions in offshore software development. He has also placed leadership roles in new areas of technology such as AI, Machine Learning, Robotics, Data Science, Advanced Analytics and Digital, leadership assessment towards IPO preparation, and CEO succession.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Puneet spent almost four years with the Monitor Group, managing key client relationships and serving as a member of their Executive Leadership Team. Before that, he worked with Accenture's Management Consulting Division for eight years leading transformative engagements covering areas of corporate and business unit strategy, marketing strategy, corporate governance, operational efficiency improvement, outsourcing and regional competitiveness. Puneet also worked for two years in Singapore as the Vice President - Asia/Pacific Sales for Polaris Software.
Puneet received his B.E. in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Delhi University and his M.B.A. (gold medalist) from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.
Technology, Software, Business and Professional Services, Digital Leadership, Financial Officers, Digital