Vishal Gupta

Keynote Speeches:

Leading Creative (R&D) Professionals
Mindfulness and Our Well-Being
Living without Fear
Emotional Intelligence
Stress Management

Favorite Quote:

“All life is a growth of the soul out of the darkness towards the light” – Sri Aurobindo

Vishal Picks:

Full Catastrophe Living – Jon-Kabat Zinn
Inner Game of Work – W. Timothy Gallwey
Inner Game of Stress - W. Timothy Gallwey
Mastermind – Maria Konnikova
Bhagwad Gita – Gita Press

Associate Professor, Organizational Behaviour, IIM Ahmedabad

IIM Lucknow

Vishal Gupta is an Associate Professor in the Organizational Behavior Area at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India. He obtained his doctorate in Human Resource Management from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, India, in 2013. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from BITS-Pilani, India. Prior to joining IIMA, he worked as an Assistant Professor in the HRM Group at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India. Prof. Gupta has also worked as a Hardware Design Engineer with ST Microlectronics Pvt Ltd., Greater Noida and with Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany where he was involved in the design of high-performance Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs).

Prof. Gupta’s current areas of teaching and research are mindfulness, leadership, emotional intelligence, creativity and innovation management, and R&D management. His PhD thesis on ‘Leadership in Public Sector R&D Organizations’ was awarded the ‘Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation’ award in the year 2013-14 in Leadership & Organizational Development category by European Federation for Management Development and the Emerald Group Publishing. His research has been published in international and national journals of repute and has been covered by dailies like Times of India, Business Line, Ahmedabad Mirror, Mint and DNA. He has undertaken consulting projects for organizations such as SiCOM, Maharashtra, BSNL, Tilburg University, Netherlands, Aston Business School, United Kingdom, and has conducted trainings for National Hydro-Power Corporation (NHPC), Taj Group of Hotels, L&T, Novartis, Ambuja Cements Limited, Tata Teleservices, Pepsi, Emerson, and the Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).

Prof. Gupta serves as a member of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) Gujarat State HR/IR Panel that is responsible for providing inputs to the Gujarat government about HR policies for firms in Gujarat state. The panel is also involved in providing training on state-of-the-art HR practices to companies operating in Gujarat. He serves as an independent Director on the Board of Gujarat Gas, India’s largest City Gas Distribution Company.

Why Vishal?

Prof. Gupta was chosen as one of ‘India’s 25 Young HR Leaders’ in 2013 by People Matters, a HR magazine. He was recognized as an ‘Emerging Psychologist’ by the National Academy of Psychology, India in 2014. In 2016, he was conferred the ‘Young Scientist Award’ in Social Sciences Category by the National Academy of Sciences India and Scopus (Elsevier). He was elected as ‘Vice-President and President-Elect’ in 2017 to the Indian Academy of Management, an affiliate of the prestigious Academy of Management, US.

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