Prabhu Guptara

Prabhu helps Boards of companies worldwide with strategic, structural, operational and market-related issues.


Born and educated in India, he was based for three years in Scotland, for 16 years in England, and for 21 years in Switzerland. He served on the International Board of Advisors of London Business School; and was till recently on the Management Board of the Institute of Management, St Gallen University, Switzerland.


He has been Visiting Professor or has lectured by invitation at universities in India, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Argentina, the USA, UK and several other countries in Europe and the CIS.


For 15 years, he had the unique job of working with people throughout the world to identify new ideas that might bring value to one of the largest banks in the world.  This included running Think Tanks on a wide variety of market and global issues, and managing the Distinguished Speaker Series.


He is Executive Director of Relational Analytics Ltd (Cambridge, UK), Honorary Chairman of the Career Innovation Company (Oxford, UK), and is or has been a Freeman of the City of London, and of the Worshipful Company of Information Technologists, and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; Fellow of the Institute of Directors, of the Royal Commonwealth Society, and of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of the Arts Commerce and Manufactures.  He was a Member of the International Advisory Panel for the Tomorrow’s Global Company Report by Tomorrow’s Company, UK.  Earlier roles include a Governor of the Polytechnic of Central London (now the University of Westminster), Member of the Council of the British Institute of Management, of the International Federation of Training & Development Organisations (IFTDO), of the Association for Management Education and Development (UK), of the South East Regional Council of the Confederation of British Industry.


Widely featured in the press and media, and an invited speaker at Business Schools, Universities, Rotary and other professional clubs, he is a moderator for international business conferences, a consultant to company Boards, and an independent non-executive Director.


He was the Founder Moderator of stars (Stein-am-Rhein Symposium) as well as of the Zermatt Summit, was invited to Chair the Global Peter Drucker Forum in 2016, and has been a member of the Jury of numerous literary, and cultural competitions in the UK and the Commonwealth, and is included in Debrett’s People of Today

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