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. He speaks on topics like Management,
Leadership, Women Safety and Health
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.