Ashok K. Gupta

Ashok K. Gupta
(Strategic Advisor)

Mr. Gupta is a strategic thinker ,visionary leader, Innovative,Entrepreneur & Strong Achiever having more than 35 years of highly Specialized Experience Mainly in the areas of International/ Investment/Corporate Banking & International Treasury. He has worked in DELHI,LONDON,MUMBAI & DUBAI for 31 years. He has very wide experience of understanding of all kinds of Businesses-Manufacturing/Retailing/Trading of All Sizes(Large/Medium/Small) across diverse Geographies. Travelled more than 35 countries. Has been Part of Business delegations/Conferences across the world. He has deep understanding of Indian,UK, African & GCC Markets along with Global Financial Markets. Due to his strong business acumen he has good understanding of various kinds of Businesses & therefore able to come forward with new ideas/suggestions/thoughts etc.Due to all this he has also been Guiding Bank’s clients in improving their Business.

He worked as Chief Executive, Bank of Baroda(GCC Operations,Dubai).In Dubai, he completely turned around the working of BOB. What business Bank has achieved in 33 years, he achieved 5 times of that in just 4.5 years in all parameters-Business,Profit, Customer Base. Leaping ranking of BOB in Dubai from almost Bottom to the 3rd largest foreign bank in UAE after HSBC & Standard Charted.A rarest case for PSB that too in Overseas.

As CE,BOB, he was ranked as “40th MOST POWERFUL INDIAN” in the Gulf in 2010 by an Arabian Business Magazine. He was also awarded by NRI Business Leadership and Excellence Award for the “GULF REGION” as part of ” INDIA EMPIRE” awards 2011. He got “NRI ACHIEVERS” award in 2009 & 2010 by NRI Institute, New Delhi. During his journey,he worked in Delhi in Corporate Banking, In London he handeled complex areas of Cross Border corporate Loan Syndications/Trade Finance/Credit Derivatives/ Debt Capital Markets & Structured Products. In Mumbai he was Heading Specialized Corporate Finance Unit,He was Dy Head International Operations & Significantly increased International Operations of the Bank with his overall Overall Supervision, Business Development& Strategic International Expansion. He was the key man behind making BOB as truly ”India’s International Bank”

He is on the Board of Mentors of Indian Institute of Investment Banking. Honorary Regional Director of Institute of Corporate Social Responsibility & Strategic Advisor in few groups/companies in India, Africa,GCC etc.

Core Competencies and Key Skills:-

Formulating Business Strategies with new Innovative business Ideas & Solutions , for improvement in Business, Profitability, venturing in new areas, Backward/ Forward Integrations etc. Joint ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions, Forging JV’s, Merger& Acquisition, Arranging FDI/Private Equity/VC Funding (From Identification Till Negotiation And Finalization Of Agreements), Technology Transfers, Strategic Tie ups, Investment Opportunities in India, Africa GCC/other Countries.