"We take great pride in harnessing and leveraging water and power for empowering nations with innovative, cost-effective and eco-friendly solutions"
Dr. R.K. Gupta, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, WAPCOS Limited, a Government of India Enterprise under the aegis of Union Ministry of Water Resources, has over 32 years experience in securing and implementing consultancy projects in the fields of Irrigation/ Water Resources, Power & Infrastructure sectors in India and Abroad.
In his different capacities in WAPCOS for the last 23 years, Dr. R.K. Gupta spearheaded Strategic Planning, Marketing/Business Development, Brand Building, Human Resource Management, Financial Management and Projects Implementation. He created an enabling environment to remain a step ahead of competitors by venturing into New Markets, Technology and Diversified Fields/Range of services in order to ensure that the Company forays and forges ahead in the International arena.
Dr. Gupta is also President, India Water Partnership (IWP); Chairman of Indian Section of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) India-Cambodia & India-Laos Business Forums; Co-Chairman, Task Force of Africa Committee on Infrastructure & Power Sectors of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII); Executive Vice-President- Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS); Chairman- Indian Water Resources Society (IWRS), Delhi Centre; Member, Indo-Bhutan Empowered Joint Group for Development of 10,000 MW Power in Bhutan; Member, Executive Board, Standing Conference of Public Enterprises (SCOPE); Member, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Delhi State Council and Member, Board of Director, GPCL- a subsidiary of EXIM Bank.
A scholar Civil Engineering alumni of the prestigious Regional Engineering College, Kurukshetra (First position in the University), Dr. Gupta completed his Post Graduation in Engineering (Structures, Civil) from Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh. He is Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Human Resource Management and a Doctorate in Sustainable Development and Integrated Water Resources Management. He has acquired specialized Technical and Managerial training in India and Abroad.
Dr. Gupta is a Life Member of Institution of Engineers (India); Indian Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunneling Technology and Indian Water Resources Society. He has represented WAPCOS at various International and National Forums.
Recognizing outstanding contribution, Hon’ble President of India presented “SCOPE Meritorious Award-Corporate Governance-2011-2012”. The award is instituted by Standing Conference of Public Enterprises, an apex body of Central Government owned Public Enterprises. Hon’ble Prime Minister conferred “MoU Excellence Award”, instituted by Department of Public Enterprises, Government of India for excellence in Performance. Hon’ble Prime Minister also conferred SCOPE Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to the Public Sector Management-Smaller Public Enterprises”. The Company has received PSE Excellence Award-2012 for Best Human Resource Management, instituted by Department of Public Enterprises, Government of India and Indian Chamber of Commerce; “National Award for Excellence in Cost Management” conferred by The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India; 43rd and 44th National Awards for Export Excellence, instituted by Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India for Outstanding Export Performance. WAPCOS also received “Water Awards-2012-13, 2011-12 and 2010-11” under the category of “Best Consultancy Company”. The Award is supported by UNESCO, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Water Digest. Recently, Dr. Gupta has been selected for SCOPE Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution under Individual Leadership Category.
Under his Dynamic Leadership, WAPCOS is slated to achieve new heights of Excellence in the years to come.
Dr. R. K. Gupta, CMD WAPCOS