Akhil Gupta Has been a Senior Fellow/Guest at Harvard University since 2015. His prior professional engagements have been as Chairman of Blackstone in India(2005 till 2014), as CEO -Corporate development of Reliance Industries Limited (1992-2005), Hindustan Unilever(1973-1979), and ICF Inc. in Washington DC where he was a partner (1981-1987).
Akhil has an MBA from Graduate School of Business, Stanford University & a B.Tech degree from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. Akhil has served over twenty company Boards, including Boards of Blackstone portfolio companies, Reliance group companies and Larsen & Toubro Limited where he is currently an Independent Director.
Akhil serves on the Advisory Council of the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University and on the Dean’s Leadership Council of the Divinity School at Harvard University. Akhil is one of the founding members of Asia Society (India Chapter) and a Partner in The Acumen Fund.