Special Advisor, Tata International Limited
Syamal Gupta is a Fellow of the Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London, Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (London) FI Mech E, and a Foreign Member of the Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. In 1972, he was deputed to Singapore as the Managing Director of a greenfield project, the Tata Precision Industries Pte Limited. Subsequently, Mr. Gupta returned to India to take over as the Managing Director of Tata International Limited (formerly Tata Exports) in 1982. Mr Gupta has been the Director on the Board of Tata Sons Ltd, the holding company of the Tata group and the Chairman of Tata International Limited, Tata Elxsi Limited, Tata BP Solar India Limited, TCE Consulting Engineers and Tata Advanced Materials till recently. He was on the Presidential Advisory Councils of Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Ghana. He is a member of the Commonwealth Business Council and a member of the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) National Council. He is the Founder-Chairman of the Imperial College India Foundation a not-for-profit company set up to facilitate exchange of higher education and cutting edge R&D between India and the UK. He is a visiting professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department, Imperial College of Science, Technology & Medicine, London. He is currently the Honorary Consul General of Namibia.