Govind Iyer - SVP India

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Govind Iyer

All India Chairperson

About the partner

Govind Iyer, based in Mumbai, is a Partner at Egon Zehnder. He advises Family Businesses and corporations on CEO succession and Board Governance. Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Govind worked at P&G, Coca-Cola, and Heinz. Govind has served on the Wharton Executive Education Advisory Board and is an active University of Pennsylvania alumnus. He has served on the Advisory Board of Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), is a founding board member and Chairperson of Social Venture Partners in India, is a board member at GIVE India, and is a #LivingmyPromise signatory. Govind has a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Regional Engineering College, Trichy, and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is married to Priti Warrier, a businesswoman, and Bharatanatyam artist.

My Journey at SVP

“I joined SVP as a founding Board member in August 2012 as a Partner in the Bangalore Chapter. I have learned a lot from the inspiring NGO leaders and their passion and commitment to civil society. My fellow partners have inspired me with their own passion and drive and every partner meeting is an enriching experience for me. My biggest realization has been that to make a difference/impact with an NGO, it is important to understand the purpose of the Founder/CEO. I have been the Chapter Chair for Mumbai and now am honored to lead SVP India as all India Chairperson.”

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