Kamal Gupta is the Group Chief Operating Officer (COO) for Global School Foundation (GSF), Singapore. He is also directly responsible for GSF’s business development in M.East / Africa. Kamal Joined GSF in December 2013 and oversees all global operations for GSF.
Prior to Joining GSF, Kamal was the Managing Director for M.East, Africa and CIS for Fonterra, a NZ based global leader in Dairy industry. Kamal led to a significant turnaround in M.East region’s performance and introduced number of initiatives. He also worked as the Regional Commercial Director of Fonterra Brands (Asia Holdings) Pte Ltd based in Singapore from May 2006 to September 2010. In this role he was responsible for overall commercial strategy, finance, Business information systems and processes, M&A and Joint Venture management for the region. In his role as CFO for Fonterra Brands Asia/ M.East, Kamal helped the region in driving profitability, cash and cost while improving capability through programs like Finance College. For Kamal business always comes first and it is his this approach which made him stand out for a business leadership role.
Before joining Fonterra Brands, Kamal was the Vice President (Finance) of the CEEMEA (Central and Eastern Europe Middle East and Africa) Group, The Gillette Company since Jan 2001, based in London UK. In this role Kamal delivered a major turnaround of the group and was responsible for a number of projects improving the overall performance of the business.
He has worked in India, UK and USA with Gillette. His last job before London was CFO for India and South West Asia region. In this role, Kamal had a unique responsibility of being the only CFO in Gillette with an external listed company (Gillette India Ltd, listed with a market cap of $ 1bn). Before joining Gillette, he worked with fertilizer industry and construction industry for 5 years each.
Kamal graduated in Commerce Honors from Delhi University (Shri Ram College, Delhi) in India and also completed three professional degrees in Management Accounting, Law and Company Secretaries.