Mukesh Gupta

As the Director of Strategic Relations for TCS Canada, Mukesh Gupta is responsible for the company's interactions with government, academia & research centers, trade bodies and business institutions. He took up the challenge in 2001, with a mandate to increase the company's visibility and penetration of the Canadian marketplace. He has achieved significant success in establishing and cementing the Tata brand as a significant player across all sectors. He brings to this role a distinguished career as entrepreneur in India and Canada, and long associations with bilateral Indo-Canadian bodies, including academic & research institutions, chambers of commerce, business councils and trade and community associations.

Mukesh played a key role in facilitating the Science and Technology mapping study resulting in formal treaty agreement between India and Canada. Mukesh was the founding chair of the Ottawa Council of Indo Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) and has served on the board of Canada India Business Council (C-IBC). Mukesh is active in the local community and volunteer his time with community based organizations and serves as Table captain with the Ottawa Hospital Foundation and as board member with the Catholic Immigration Center Foundation. He also serves on the board of governors at Information Technology Association of Canada (ITAC), member of the diversity board at CTV network and serves on various academic boards including SFU President's India advisory board, Telfer School of Management dean's advisory board, vice chair of Innovation advisory board at George Brown College; as member of strategic advisory committee at Ashoka Foundation in Canada; and co-founder and Chair of the Grace Educational Foundation. Mukesh is appointed on the editorial advisory board of the Backbone publication and has also joined Canada Company Many ways to serve, an initiative by the private sector and community leadership to support families of fallen soldiers' of Canadian Forces.

For his exemplary service to Canada and fostering India-Canada relations he was awarded the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal at Canadian Parliament and was recognized with the Outstanding Community Achievement Award at Ottawa City Hall.