Arup Gupta

Chairman & Founder

03/17/2016 6:10 pm | Updated 5 years ago.

A Master in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Science, Arup is a veteran with 32 years in the IT Industry. He pioneered the concept of outsourcing to Wall Street firms in the late 80's and developed the first technology Center of Excellence (CoE) in the early 90's. After 26 years at TCS and some mid Tier companies like Polaris and Birlasoft for over 6 years, Arup has repeatedly demonstrated how to use the management, governance and operational framework and processes used in Tier 1 IT companies to improve the business performance of mid Tier IT companies. At Birlasoft as CEO turned around the downward trend of revenue to growth Q on Q. Started by defining the strategies and leadership structures and led the effort to define the verticals and the technologies in which Birlasoft will play to bring in the focus on guided growth. Effort involved total overhaul of the practices, processes and approach. At Polaris Software Lab as COO and President brought a thirst for excellence through unrelenting focus on three growth drivers: consulting, products and outsourcing. He steered the company to a major milestone of Rs. 1000 Crore revenue with over Rs. 100 Crore profit. He was responsible for several acquisitions and integrations during his tenure. At TCS as President of TCS America expanded the business of TCS in North America from $200M in 1999 to over $1.5B in 2005 , His first focus in US was to improve the brand of TCS vis a vis other Indian vendors with NASDAQ and NYSE listings, Led the entire operation of TCS in North America including Sales, Delivery, Analyst interactions and Brand building, Back home in India earlier he had set up the development center in SEEPZ including major relationships like GE, pioneered the relationship with Oracle Corp (established as RDBMS of choice in India)