Kanak Gupta is Vice President at Seth M R Jaipuria Schools. Under his leadership, the group started schools expansion in 2014,and in less than two years, there are 15 schools across the country already functional. There are plans to open 50 K-12 schools pan-India.
Kanak has successfully been involved in the Strategy, Innovation, Enterprise alliances, academic research and branding of Jaipuria Group. Within the same group, he was Dean at the Jaipuria, Indore campus and was involved with institutional development and teaching of organizational behavior and strategy courses. Kanak is also currently on sabbatical from his successful entrepreneurial venture 'Theatrecian' which he co-founded in 2001, at that time the only English theatre group from India to be featured by BBC4 London. Theatrecian is recognized as the most prolific English theatre group in India. Kanak has produced/acted/directed/scripted about 92 plays, including original work and works of Edward Albee, Harold Pinter, Neil Simon, Woody Allen, William Shakespeare, Girish Karnad, Naseeruddin Shah among others. For his achievement in theatre and management, the British Council awarded Kanak the Young Creative Entrepreneur at the awards in 2010. His works have been covered by CNBC, YourStory, India Today and featured in all leading newspapers of India (including Times of India, Hindustan Times, Telegraph, DNA amongst others). He has written several research papers, including on Ambient Intelligence and Digital Business Models. Kanak has lived and worked with Ellis Fairbank and EM Consulting in London, British American Tobacco in Hamburg and as an external consultant to the Big 4 consultancies, before deciding to return to India and venture into education. He is also active in delivering workshops to young entrepreneurs and managers across leading universities in India, such as IIT Gandhinagar, IIT Delhi, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi, St Xaviers College, Calcutta, St Xaviers’ College, Mumbai, Sophiya Mumbai, University of Calcutta, amongst many others, and also contributing to the growth of the youth and entrepreneurship by delivering workshops for National Entrepreneurship Network as well as AIESEC India.
Kanak Gupta is an MBA from Purdue University, USA and BCom from St Xaviers’ College, Calcutta.