Nikhil Arora is responsible for charting Intuit’s strategy in India as the company builds its business with an “In India for India” philosophy. Named Vice President and Managing Director in August 2011, he implements Intuit’s in–country business strategy, strengthening partnerships and capitalizing on social, mobile and global market trends.
Nikhil brings a deep understanding of the Emerging Markets (BRICs) and the challenges confronting businesses in India. He has over 20 years’ of global experience in corporate strategy, international operations, marketing, and finance in India, Russia, Central Asia, Eastern Europe and the United States. Before joining Intuit, he served as the Vice President and Head of Operations at Laureate Education, a $4 billion education company with a network of innovative higher education institutions in 30+ countries. In this role, he drove the operations and strategic growth initiatives with a focus on fashion and design vertical and pioneering student and faculty exchange programs between Indian and Italian fashion and design institutes.
Prior to Laureate Education, Nikhil was Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Global Strategic Business Development at ADP. At Delphi Group; General Motors’ largest automotive component manufacturer, he has worked on M&A and Joint Ventures focused on new growth segments and international markets. Prior to Delphi, Nikhil also spent a few years in Russia and Central Asia managing public education projects. He has worked with CBS Television group and Miramax Films in New York. An MBA graduate from Thunderbird, the Global School of International Management in Arizona, Nikhil also holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance from Hofstra University, New York and a Diploma in Russian language. Nikhil is based out of New Delhi, and while not at work he enjoys running, traveling and exploring new destinations.