Mumbai: An experienced leader in the software industry, Dilipkumar Khandelwal’s 20-year track record includes setting up teams to scaling them through integrations, acquisitions and growth through partner ecosystems. He is now managing director at Deutsche Bank.

Prior to Deutsche Bank, Khandelwal worked with German multinational software company SAP for more than 15 years. He was managing director of SAP Labs India between 2014 and 2019. An engineering graduate from Mumbai University with an MBA degree from the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, Khandelwal is passionate about startups and supports them through his role as an angel investor and advisor.

What is your greatest extravagance?


What is your current state of mind?

Right now, I am excited about the world of possibilities.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

I think long-term planning is one of the most overrated virtues. I believe human progress is based on questioning the status quo. In today’s world, agility and speed are the strongest virtues.

What is that talent you would most like to have?

I’d like to be more compassionate and empathetic.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

I would like to come back as myself. There is so much out there to learn, and one lifetime is definitely not enough to learn everything.

What is your greatest regret?

I regret the fact that I did not take enough risks during my university days. This is something I developed only once I moved into the corporate world.

What is your motto?

Take decisions for the organization like you are the founder. Whatever you do, make sure that you own it completely.

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