Meet Arun Inam

Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Arun Inam is a member of Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice leadership team, responsible for building and managing a global capability to support the needs of Deloitte’s U.S. clients seamlessly across countries. Arun specializes in helping CEOs and Boards of Directors of some the largest global organizations address their most significant strategic, operational and organizational issues, with a particular focus around growth, innovation and transformation. In addition to serving in senior executive roles at various global organizations in the past twenty years, Arun has also built and managed strategic consulting practices in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

Two of the largest challenges impacting business are technology-driven innovation and globalization ̶ this is an environment where Arun thrives: a PhD in Physics with several patents and a global executive with leadership experience in multiple organizations in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Arun advises corporate executives and Boards on their most challenging strategic and organizational issues.

Over the past two decades, Arun has served in leadership roles at several major telecommunications companies and served as a board member or senior executive at a variety of public and private organizations primarily in the Telecoms, Media and Technology space as well as for the United Nations Association in Boston. Arun also serves as the lead client service principal of one of Deloitte’s largest Telecoms, Media and Technology industry clients, with a track record of igniting innovative growth ideas in large organizations.

Arun was awarded a PhD in Physics for research performed at Bell Communications Research (a Bell Labs spin-off) and has studied at the Indian Institute of Technology, the University of Paris and Carnegie Mellon University. Arun holds five international patents in areas of applied physics and is the author of over a hundred technical and business publications.

Organizations and affiliations

  • Board Member, United Nations Association in Boston

Industry focus

Proudest career moment

I do not have formal training in business; what I do have is a keen analytical mind and an ability to connect with people by asking fundamental questions about their lives and work and most importantly being a very empathetic and engaging listener. Every time I meet and work with a CEO or Board member of the most prominent global organizations, I am still surprised by a mysterious ability to connect and be noted for “authenticity, passion and insight,” often on topics and industries where I have no prior background. The strength and durability of these relationships is a source of immense personal and professional satisfaction.