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Ashish Kumar Gupta
Corporate Vice President, Europe and Africa, Diversified Industries
Ashish Kumar Gupta is Corporate Vice President, Head EMEA (Diversified Industries), at HCL Technologies. Under his leadership HCL has grown to become one of the more recognized ITO Services Providers in Europe growing the business at a CAGR of >70% over the last 7 years.
In HCL his career has been focused on starting new businesses propositions and making these successful across India, US and since 2004 in Europe and Middle East and Africa. Amongst the biggest of them was the conceptualization and execution of Remote Infrastructure Management Services that eventually led to the formation of a large Indian Infrastructure Outsourcing industry and HCL achieving a dominant leadership position in that industry due to Ashish’s pioneering efforts. This Industry is today estimated by McKinsey-NASSCOM to be a $30bn opportunity by 2020 for the Indian IT Industry alone.
Ashish is widely respected as one of the more disruptive voices in the IT Outsourcing and Cloud space. He has spoken at many prestigious Industry platforms and continues to drive thought leadership for HCL and the ITO industry at large.
An engineering graduate with a management degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Ashish lives in London with his wife and two daughters.
He likes reading, hiking and innovation in business models. He is passionate about HCL contributing to society and is actively working to enable HCL to develop partnerships with organizations like the Prince’s Trust in the UK and other geographies it works in, in EMEA. Ashish also has a NGO “Dharkan Unlimited” through which he impacts directly areas which he and his family are passionate about.