Managing Partner
Egon Zehnder

Weekend Executive MBA

Class of 2001

Council Affiliation:

India Regional Advisory Board




Pallavi Kathuria is the Managing Partner of Egon Zehnder’s India offices and is a core member of the firm’s global Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice. She is a trusted advisor on leadership succession and talent management for clients in the IT products and services, software, consumer Internet, and digital sectors. She is also active in the firm’s Executive Assessment and Development Practice and co-leads the Diversity and Inclusion Practice in India.

Before joining Egon Zehnder, Pallavi led the Server (now Cloud & Enterprise) business for Microsoft in India and prior to that held senior product and business management roles at Microsoft in the U.S for a decade. Previously, she was a Product Manager at Nokia Networks in Finland.

Pallavi has a Bachelor of Engineering in electronics and communications from the Delhi Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where she was a Fuqua scholar. Pallavi works to address inequality in India through volunteer work and diversity initiatives. She is married to Vinish Kathuria, a Fuqua alum and Managing Partner of SenseAI, a Venture Co-Creation Platform for Artificial Intelligence Startups. They have two sons, love travel and world history.