Rajinder Gupta

Founder & Chairman, Trident Group

Mr. Rajinder Gupta is the founder Chairman of Trident Group and had been the Managing Director of Trident Limited from 1992 to 2012. Mr Gupta is a first generation entrepreneur having rich & varied experience of promoting industrial ventures over the last two decades. He is the person behind the stupendous growth of Trident Group. His vision and management skills have helped the company catapult into a USD 1 Billion entity with a compounded annual growth rate of around 30% . His Business acumen, foresightedness and integrity has enabled Trident to prosper globally.

Mr Gupta has been awarded with the prestigious "Padmashree" title by late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, the then President of India, in 2007, in recognition of his distinguished services in the field of trade and industry. He has also been awarded with "PHD Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award" by The President of India in 2005; and has been conferred with the '"Udyog Ratna" award by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In 2004 he was recognized by Ernst & Young for the Top 20 India Inc. Icons for Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Mr Gupta is the nominated Vice-Chairman of Punjab State Economic Policy and Planning Board with the status of a Cabinet Minister. He is also the Chairman of FICCI Regional Advisory Council (Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & HP).

Mr Rajinder Gupta has completed Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. He also holds a degree in Management from Oxford University and has attended Entrepreneurial Development Program at Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. He is also actively engaged in several philanthropic ventures.