Paritosh Gupta

CEO, ILFS and Kukuza Project Development Company

Paritosh Gupta is Chief Executive Officer in Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Limited (IL&FS), who is on deputation as CEO to Kukuza Project Development Company (a JV of African Development Bank (AfDB), Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank), State Bank of India (SBI and IL&FS, which has been set up to take up project development in infrastructure sector in the African continent

He has done M.A in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics (1985) and holds Masters in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow with specialization in Marketing and Finance (1987). He is also the recipient of the British Nehru Fellowship Award (1994) and Monbusho Fellowship Award (1996), Japan.

He is a key business leader and strategist with 30 years of broad-based experience of leading, developing and financing of infrastructure projects across various sectors with extensive exposure to business partnership with Government.

He is a Member of National Mission on Smart Cities set up in the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), a platform comprising of industry leaders and experts aimed at providing thought leadership in the development of 100 Smart Cities in India. He has also been associated with various Committees and consultation Groups of Government of India and multilateral and bilateral agencies aimed at bringing about refinement in the PPP structures and infrastructure financing.

His key areas of expertise include development of Urban and Industrial Infrastructure, Industrial Corridor, Social Infrastructure, Structured Infrastructure Financing, Private Equity, Venture Capital, Early Stage Investing and Innovation Management.