Puneet Kalra leads the firm's Technology Sector in India, driving strategy for the Asia Pacific region. He also co-leads the Business & Professional Services Practice globally and is a member of the Board & CEO Advisory Partners group. Puneet advises corporate boards and CEOs on corporate governance, CEO succession planning, board succession planning and refreshment, board and committee evaluation, activism, digital transformation, diversity and governance benchmarking. He leads board, CEO and CXO searches, as well as leadership advisory and succession mandates with both multinational and Indian heritage companies. Puneet has executed board, CEO and MD searches for Indian family businesses and global services and software companies, CEO searches for PE backed mid-tier firms, region/country/business unit heads for IT/ITES companies, partner-level hires for top-tier management consulting firms and leadership for offshore software development. Recently, Puneet has helped clients build global capabilities in new technologies such as AI, machine learning, robotics, data science, advanced analytics and digital. Puneet is based in New Delhi.
Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Puneet was 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 in Singapore as the Vice President of Asia/Pacific Sales for Polaris Software.
Puneet received his BE in electronics and communications engineering from Delhi University and his MBA (gold medalist) from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.
Technology, Business and Professional Services, Software, Digital Leadership, Digital, Executive Search, Family Business, Board & CEO Advisory Partners