Sonny Iqbal helped found Egon Zehnder’s offices in New Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai. As a generalist, he is active in Egon Zehnder’s Health, Consumer, Board, and Executive Assessment and Development practices. He is also co-leader of the global Family Business Advisory Practice and advises businesses on succession, founder transition, governance, and family charter development across multiple continents and markets. He also conducts portfolio, CEO, and board searches for private equity firms. Sonny began his career at Egon Zehnder’s London office in 1998.
Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Sonny acquired expertise in operations and marketing at the Oberoi Group in the U.K., India, and Middle East. He also managed the financial and travel services business of American Express in India.
Sonny earned a BA with honors from St. Stephen’s College at Delhi University, an MBA from the University of Surrey, in the U.K., and a Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality from the Oberoi Centre for Learning and Development in Delhi. He frequently speaks and writes on topics related to family businesses and dynamics within owner families. Outside of work, he enjoys regular exercise and is an avid golfer. Sonny is actively involved in Social Venture Partners India, a philanthropic network that brings together donors, nonprofits, and social enterprises to invest in collaborative solutions to tackle social challenges in India.
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