Rahul Gupta is currently an Advanced Leadership Fellow for 2019 at Harvard University. Prior to that, he was Co-Group Chief Executive Officer of Ambit Pvt. Ltd., a leading Indian investment bank and Senior Advisor to Oliver Wyman, a global consulting firm. Rahul’s career in financial services spans over 30 years, across all of the major Asian economies, and has a formidable reputation as an Asian financial services expert.
Prior to returning to India in 2011, Rahul was a Member of the Board of Directors, Senior Managing Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Shinsei Bank, Japan (a J.C. Flowers investee company). He was the first Indian ever to be appointed to the Board of Directors of a Japanese financial institution. In reporting his departure, The Wall Street Journal, Asia noted that, “without the initiative led by Mr. Gupta to buyback capital at distressed levels, Shinsei Bank could have lost an additional 95 billion yen (over USD 1 billion) in fiscal years 2008 and 2009.”
Rahul has also served as the Managing Director and Group Financial Controller of DBS Bank, Singapore and Chief Controller – Asia at Deutsche Bank AG, Asia Pacific Head Office, Singapore and Chief Controller – India for Deutsche Bank AG, India. He has held leadership positions at both, HSBC and Société Générale, India.