Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Blackstone India
Akhil K. Gupta is a Senior Managing Director and Chairman of Blackstone India and is based in Mumbai. Since joining Blackstone in 2005, Mr. Gupta’s primary role has been to manage private equity transactions in India.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Gupta served as CEO – Corporate Development for Reliance Industries Limited and Reliance Infocomm Limited. During Mr. Gupta’s tenure, the Reliance group was India’s largest private sector business with diversified interests in petrochemicals, energy, power, telecom and financial services. Mr. Gupta’s efforts at Reliance were focused on developing Reliance’s oil and gas, refining and telecom businesses. Mr. Gupta began his career at Hindustan Lever, India’s largest multi-national corporation. From 1981 to 1992 he worked in the United States, first in consulting with Strategic Planning Associates and ICF in Washington D.C., then as Senior Vice President and CFO of Krauses Sofa and then as CFO and COO of Stylus Inc.
Mr. Gupta received a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, where he graduated with distinction, and an MBA from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Mr. Gupta serves as a Director of AllCargo Global Logistics, CMS Computers, Emcure Pharmaceuticals, Gokaldas Exports, Intelenet Global Services, MTAR Technologies, Monnet, Moser Baer, Nagarjuna Construction Company and SKR BPO Services.