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About Raj and Kamla Gupta
In April 2018, the Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute was launched with a generous investment from the Gupta family foundation, Ujala.
Raj L. Gupta has served as Chairman of APTIV PLC since March 2015 (formerly Delphi Automotive PLC). From 1999 to 2009, Mr. Gupta was chair and chief executive officer of Rohm and Haas. Mr. Gupta held a variety of posts at the company beginning in 1971. He was elected a vice president of the company and was named director for the Pacific Region in 1993. Early in 1996, Mr. Gupta became one of six members of the Chairman’s Committee and was given oversight responsibility for the company’s Electronic Materials business group. In December 1998, Mr. Gupta was elected to the board of directors and named vice chair in January 1999. He became chair and chief executive officer on Oct. 1, 1999. Mr. Gupta assumed the additional title of president in early 2005 and held that title until May 2008.
Mr. Gupta holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (1967), a MS degree in Operations Research from Cornell University (1969) and a MBA in Finance from Drexel University (1972). Mr. Gupta is a past chair of the American Chemistry Council and the Society of Chemical Industry, America Section. He is a member of the boards of Arconic Inc., IRI and is chair of Avantor Inc.