Sunil Gupta
Former Director HTA
Education

PGDBM (Advertising Management), Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi

B.A. (Hons.) History, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi

Professional Experience

Hindustan Thompson (a subsidiary of J. Walter Thompson Company), India's premier Advertising Company, in Delhi, 1979 - 2003

Other Information

Sunil Gupta graduated in History from one of India 's most prestigious colleges, St. Stephen's in Delhi University, and in 1978 went on to obtain his MBA from FMS, Delhi University.

 

During his educational years, he was intimately involved with the performing arts, especially theatre, and also radio journalism and broadcasting. This interest in the area of communication led naturally to an interest in advertising, and in 1978, he joined Hindustan Thompson (a subsidiary of J. Walter Thompson Company), India's premier Advertising Company, in Delhi.

 

Over the years, Sunil has worked with a large and diverse range of clients and brands, from local Indian companies such as the Hero Group, Godrej and Emami; to multinationals such as Nestle, the Swatch group and SmithKline Beecham; and NGO's such as Unicef. He has been heading various business units at Hindustan Thompson in the eastern, western and northern regions. Eventually, he was Executive Vice President & General Manager at the firm before he left to RK Swamy/BBDO as COO, based in Delhi.

 

In November 2003, he decided to strike out on his own. He is currently a consultant on projects and conducting training programs with companies in India and Dubai.

 

Sunil's 25 years in advertising have resulted in a wide range of experience across diverse brands, consumers and markets, and he has been witness to, and a part of the sweeping changes that have overtaken India in the last decade.He is currently based in Delhi