Sidhartha Mallya was born on May 7, 1987, in Los Angeles, California. He received his education in England at Papplewick School, Ascot and then at Wellington College in Berkshire. In 2005, he joined Queen Mary, University of London, and graduated in 2008 with a BSc honours in business management. Mr Mallya has a keen interest in sports and captained his University 1st XI hockey team for two years. He did a year-long stint with Diageo as assistant brand manager for Guinness beer before moving to India in 2010. Upon his return, he joined as director, Royal Challengers Sports Pvt. Ltd, which owns the Royal Challengers Bangalore. Under his leadership, Royal Challengers Bangalore launched the ‘Green Initiative’ to become the world’s first carbon-neutral cricket team. He currently serves as a director on the board of the holding company, United Breweries Holdings Ltd. as well as the chairman of football club Mohun Bagan.
Founder & CEO, MakeMyTrip
Deep Kalra is the founder and CEO of India’s leading online travel company, MakeMyTrip.com.Mr Kalra is part of the executive council of Nasscom and chairs its Internet Working Group. He was named ‘Internet Man of the Year’ by Internet & Mobile Association of India in 2010. He holds an MBA (PGDM) degree from IIM-Ahmedabad and a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.