Dr Ashish Gupta (54) was appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of Hindustan Unilever Limited with effect from 31st January, 2020. He is a Member of the Audit Committee and Environmental, Social and Governance Committee of the Company.
Dr Gupta is an entrepreneur, advisor and strategic angel investor. He co-founded Helion Advisors in 2006 and presently represents Helion Advisors, managing a corpus of $600 million across three funds. He also serves on the boards of several firms including Infoedge, Simplilearn and Workspot.
Before Helion, he was a Venture Partner with Woodside Fund and before that, had co-founded two companies – Tavant Technologies and Junglee.com, which was later acquired by Amazon. He has also worked at Oracle Corporation and IBM. Some of his other investments include redBus, Mu Sigma, Daksh (IBM), Upwork (UPWK), MakeMyTrip, and Flipkart.
Dr Gupta holds a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur where he was awarded the President’s Gold medal. He is the owner of several patents, published in international journals and authored a book published by MIT Press.