Sudhir Kalra

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Sudhir Kalra

Executive Director, Enterprise Infrastructure
Morgan Stanley

Sudhir Kalra is an Executive Director in Enterprise Infrastructure with over 25 years of experience in global engineering, operations & management of data centers and corporate real estate portfolios. Sudhir serves as the Global Head of Data Center Engineering, Operations, Risk & Standards. Sudhir has been at Morgan Stanley for about 7 years; and prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Sudhir spent 8 years at Deutsche Bank in progressive engineering and operations roles.

Sudhir holds a BEEE from City University of NY and a MSEE from NYU-Poly University. He is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of experience in global engineering, operations & management of data centers, and corporate real estate portfolios. Sudhir is a Strategic thinker with expertise in implementing design and operational strategies covering enterprise level data centers, trading floors, corporate headquarters, and mission critical facilities.

Sudhir is a recent Morgan Stanley - John J. Mack Leadership Award winner for his leadership in the restoration of the New York Plaza data center facility following the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

With his expertise in global engineering and data center operations, Sudhir led a team of employees and external vendors in the design of innovative solutions that restored backup power to the building within a week of the storm’s impact. The facility operated with temporary power for eight weeks and supported the return of staff in early December, making Morgan Stanley among the first firms back in downtown Manhattan. Recovering from an unprecedented storm requires the skill, dedication, collaboration, and careful planning demonstrated by Sudhir’s leadership.

Sudhir is a board member of the 7X24 Exchange New York City Metro Chapter and serves on the fund raising committee for the Ronald McDonald House charity. Sudhir is also involved in fundraising college scholarships for engineering students. Sudhir is an avid golfer and aspires to one day bring his handicap down to below 15.