Board of Directors

Mr. Prateek Gupta

Mr. Prateek Gupta’s business acumen can be judged from a simple but whooping statistic - between 1997 and 2008, the time during which he led the change in UD Group’s business model, the Company has grown 1500 times.

Mr. Prateek Gupta is thus the perfect embodiment of the new Indian entrepreneurial spirit that in the past asked why, but today asks ‘why not’? No goal is too far, no task unachievable for the new, young Indian businessman. However, this acumen does not come on a platter. Despite being a third generation businessman in UD Group, he began his career in UIL in 1996 as a trainee, moving positions, doing everything that was required and more while learning the business skills.

In 1997, he became a key member in completing wind power project of 11 wind mills in Tamil Nadu in an unbelievable short record time of 67 days.

Under a carefully laid out succession plan of Late Mr. Vijay Gupta, Mr. Prateek Gupta took over the business of UD Group. His analytical skills, coupled with his grass-root experience, the business has seen an exponential growth.

This 37 year-old MBA Finance has been honored by the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry as the co-chairman of their high profile Power and Energy Conversation Committee in the year 2005.In 2009, having proved his worth multiple times over, he took over the position of Managing Director at UIL.

Now leading at the helm as Chairman, he has been instrumental in achieving the US $ 1.6 bn mark for UD Group.

Mr. Prateek Gupta received the award for one of Asia’s top 50 Most Promising Leader in 2012-13 by World Consulting & Research Corporation (WCRC).

Yet, not the one to rest on his past laurels, Mr. Prateek Gupta says, “My goal is to make UD Group number one in the world.” Going by his past achievements, this by no stretch of imagination seems like a far-fetching goal, or even a distant dream.


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