Prabhu Guptara

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Prabhu Guptara

Guptara speaking at stars2010
Born Template:Birth year and age
Delhi, India
Occupation Public intellectual
Children Four

Professor Prabhu Guptara (born 1949 in Delhi, India) is an authority on the impact of technology[1] on globalisation,[2] on strategy, on knowledge management,[3] on corporate social responsibility,[4] on comparative and cross-cultural ethics, and on management[5] and leadership issues.[6] Widely known as a speaker and broadcaster, he is or has been chairman, Director or board member of various companies and organisations.[7] As Executive Director, Organisation Development, at Wolfsberg – The Platform for Business and Executive Development[8] (a subsidiary of UBS, one of the largest banks in the world), he was responsible for the Wolfsberg Think Tanks on a wide variety of market and global issues. A Freeman of the City of London, and of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; he is or has been Fellow: of the Institute of Directors, of the Royal Commonwealth Society, of The Trinity Forum, and of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts Commerce and Manufactures;[9] and Member: Executive Board, Institute of Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland;[10] International Advisory Council, Development Alternatives, India; Member of the International Advisory Panel for the Tomorrow's Global Company Report by Tomorrow's Company, UK

He continues to be visiting professor at various universities and business schools around the world.

His earlier roles include a Governor of the Polytechnic of Central London (now the University of Westminster), Member of the Council of the British Institute of Management, of the International Federation of Training & Development Organisations (IFTDO), of the Association for Management Education and Development (UK), of the South East Regional Council of the Confederation of British Industry.

He has also been a member of the Jury of numerous literary, business and management competitions in the UK and the Commonwealth, and a guest contributor to major newspapers and radio channels in the UK as well as numerous such media in other parts of the world. He was a founding member of the World Future Council and, in 2013, was asked to be Chairman of the Academic Council of GOPIO (Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin)[11] and of the Relational Thinking Network.[12]

Prabhu Guptara is the eldest son of Murli Manohar Guptara and Chinamma Ninan. He is married, has four children, and is included in Debrett's People of Today.[13]


Business related works:

  • Top Executive Teams in the Global 100 Companies and their IT-Competence,[14] Wolfsberg Executive Development Centre, Switzerland and ADVANCE: Management Training Ltd., UK 1998
  • The Basic Arts of Marketing, Random House Business Books, UK, 1990 ISBN 0-09-174165-3; Portuguese translation, , As artes básicas do marketing. Mem Martins: Publicações Europa-América, Portugal, 1991

Philosophy and spirituality related works:

  • Yoga: a Christian Option?, written with Amiel Osmaston, Grove Books, Nottingham, UK, 1985 ISBN 1-85174-060-0
  • Indian Spirituality, Grove Books, Nottingham, UK, 1984

Literary, artistic and cultural works:

  • Two collections of poems in English, Beginnings and Continuations, both from Writers' Workshop, Calcutta, 1975 & 1979 respectively
  • Individual poems published in The Illustrated Weekly of India, Kunapipi, Journal of Indian Writing in English, Indian PEN, The Redbeck Anthology of British Asian Poetry (edited by Debjani Chatterjee, UK, 2000), Masala (edited by Debjani Chatterjee, Macmillan, UK, 2005), and others

Edited works:

  • The Lotus: An Anthology of Indian Religious Poetry in English, Writers' Workshop, Calcutta, India, 1998
  • Leela Dharmaraj, 1923–1972, Selected Poems, Writers' Workshop, Calcutta, India, 1979, second edition 1988
  • Special issue of The Journal of Indian Writing in English on "Contemporary Western Writing on India"
  • Third Eye: The Prospects for Third World Film
  • India in the classroom : teaching about India in British schools, Commonwealth Institute, London, England

Introductions, Prefaces and Afterwords, e.g. the Introduction to Malsawmi Jacob's volume of short stories, Fresh Lease, published by GLS, Bombay, 2005 (the first literary work in English to emerge from Mizoram, India).

Bibliographical work: Black British Literature from the Eighteenth Century to the Present: The First Bibliography, Dangaroo Press, UK/Australia/Denmark, 1986

Critical work: Articles in The Oxford Companion to English Literature, Contemporary Dramatists, Contemporary Novelists, The Guardian, The London Standard, New Society, Spectator, The Sunday Times, Time Out, The Times, The Times Educational Supplement, The Times Higher Education Supplement, The Times Literary Supplement, and in various journals in Australia, Canada, India, Japan and the USA. Wrote the annual entry on India in the Danish/Australian journal Kunapipi for several years.

Important articles

  • "The Future of Democracy: An Indian Perspective" published in Hans-Joachim Hahn et al. (Eds.), Erreicht oder reicht uns die Demokratie?, Verlag des Professorenforums, Giessen, Germany, 2004, pages 97–127
  • "E-Surveys: The Pitfalls", in Organisations & People, the official journal of the Association for Management Education and Development, UK, August 2003, pages 19–22.
  • "Managers' Lives, Work and Careers in the 21st Century" in Leadership and Management in the 21st Century (edited by Cary L. Cooper), Oxford University Press, December 2004, pages 107–138
  • "Tackling Poverty: The Roles of Business, Government, and NGOs" in Ethix magazine (Seattle, USA), Issue 50, November 2006.[15]

Speeches and broadcasts

In 2005 Guptara made an appearance on the National Public Radio's Speaking of Faith entitled "The Gods of Business".[16] The speech was re-aired three more times in 2005 and 2006.[17]


Citations include:

  • In Bernhard Koye, Ph.D. dissertation, "Private Banking im Informationzeitalter" (Wealth Management in the Information Age"), supervised by Professor Dr Hans Geiger and Professor Dr Rudolf Volkart, University of Zurich, 2004 (published by Haupt Buchhandlung, Switzerland, 2005)
  • In Peter Spiegel's book, Faktor Mensch (Horizonte Verlag, Germany, 2005), page 143
  • In "Controversy, Friction Challenge Globalization" by Albert M. Erisman[18]
  • In Reputational Risk: a question of trust, by Derek Atkins, Ian Bates and Lynn Drennan. Lessons (Publishing) Limited, UK, 2006, ISBN 0-85297-763-8
  • In 'A Dynamic of Becoming’: An exploration into the different concepts of ‘Spirituality’ in the worlds of Business and Education, and the implications for Leadership', by M. Warren-Smith, Farmington Fellow, Harris Manchester College, Oxford, UK, Paper for the Hilary Term, 2006


  • Contemporary Authors: Biography – Guptara, Prabhu S, published by Thomson Gale[19]


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  10. "University of St.Gallen | University of St.Gallen". Retrieved 2015-03-06. 
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  12. "Relational Research is a not-for-profit think tank based in Cambridge, UK. Our work stems from a firmly-held belief that good relationships have the power to change families, organisations and whole communities.". Retrieved 2015-03-06. 
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  14. "Technophobic CEOs". 1998-06-24. Retrieved 2015-03-06. 
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