JK Lakshmipat University
B.Tech. IIT Kanpur; MBA, IIM Calcutta; Industry Scholar, Cornell Institute of Healthy Futures, Cornell University
Prof. Asheesh Gupta is the Pro Vice Chancellor of JK Lakshmipat University, Jaipur. He has had a career spanning over 3 decades across engineering, strategic consulting, higher education and institution building.
He received a B.Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1989 and started his career as an Engineer in Citi Group, later on with Halliburton, the world’s largest oil field services company. After completing his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta in 1994, he worked with global consulting firm McKinsey and Company as a management consultant, where he served clients in India and Europe. Later, as the Director of the McKinsey Knowledge Centers, he helped grow the global research facilities of McKinsey in India and also led the establishment of McKinsey Capability Center in India that works with senior executives to help build capabilities for transformation through experiential learning and education.
He has been the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Member, Board of Management at OP Jindal University, Vice President of Anant National University and is the Academic advisor to the National Rail and Transportation University for the Government of India. In addition he has served on the Governing and Academic boards of several higher education Institutions. He is a trustee of Vedica Scholars’ Program for women, founded in 2015 to offer a world class post graduate management and leadership education to young women. In 2018, he was invited by Cornell University to join the Cornell Institute for Healthy Futures as an Industry Scholar.
Apart from his work in education, he co-founded several startups including a media company and more recently a social venture, Samarth Eldercare, which works to enhance the quality of life of senior citizens in more than 110 cities in India.