Lunch with BS - The continuity man
So, when did he realize he may have made the cut for the top job? “From the timing perspective, I have no view, but from the way my portfolio has been growing, it’s been going on for a while.” Beyond the infrastructure management vertical that Gupta help build into a billion-dollar business for HCL Tech, Europe, too, fell into his lap in the last three years, followed by application development. And in July
last year, when Gupta took the chief operating officer’s role at the information technology (IT)
company, the succession plan was pretty clear to everyone.