TBCY brings you yet another informative episode where Deepak Gupta, Founder of ‘Amaya Homes’ and ‘Himalayan Creamery’ talks about his illustrious entrepreneurial and corporate journey. Is it a right decision to bid adieu to a corporate career when one is holding an esteemed office, just to live in one’s passion? This is exactly how Deepak proceeded when the entrepreneurial bug bit him. From there, he went on to build a one-of-its-kind sustainable real estate project in the hills named ‘Amaya Homes’, and in addition to that, he laid the foundation for ‘Himalayan Creamery’, a venture in dairy farming. The story of his life discussed here is quite extraordinary and no less awe-inspiring. Deepak talks about the past, present, and future of dairy farming in India. Afterward, the visionary entrepreneur talks about his definition of success, sources of inspiration, and learnings from failures in life. Watch the episode to know how Deepak realized his dreams.
Mr. Gupta has 36 years of rich international and domestic experience in management consulting, banking, executive search and now in his entrepreneurial venture in senior living and wellness. More than two decades have been as the MD/CEO of companies. Mr. Gupta is now an entrepreneur and is constructing a high-end senior living and wellness center in Dehradun and intends to open more locations too. Prior to this, he was a Senior Advisor with a few companies and on the Advisory Boards with a few Universities for a few years. Mr. Gupta has had an illustrious career, as the Country Head and Managing Director for Korn/Ferry International’s India office for 12 years where he took them to a leadership position in the country and worked very closely with clients and senior executives across all sectors in the country. He has also been the Executive Chairman for DHR International for 2 1⁄2 years. Mr. Gupta has frequently been invited to speak at leading trade and industry forums and has been quoted in the media globally. Before his executive search tenure, Mr. Gupta was with Citibank for 10 years in India and in USA as Vice President & Corporate Banking Head – North India, Public Sector Head – India and Assistant Vice President – Healthcare Industry Group – Citicorp North America.
He has managed large corporate relationships for the bank both with multinationals and domestic companies. Mr. Gupta began his career in management consulting with KPMG in 1983, specializing in Healthcare Consulting in Cleveland & Chicago and then with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cleveland for a total of 6 years before shifting to Banking in USA in 1989. Mr. Gupta is a CPA and a member of the Accountancy Board of Ohio, as well as a Chartered Accountant and fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He graduated with honors from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta University and received a Master’s in Business Administration in Finance and a Post Graduate Certificate in Management Information Systems from Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland. Mr. Gupta has attended a leadership program at the Harvard Business School, USA. He has also attended Hunt Partners’ 10th Edition of the Directors’ Club training for Non-Executive / Independent Directors which is an accredited certification program recognized by the National Foundation of Corporate Governance (an autonomous body under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GOI). Mr. Gupta has been residing in New Delhi / Gurgaon, India since 1993.