"We take great pride in harnessing and leveraging water and
power for empowering nations with innovative, cost-effective and eco-friendly solutions."
Shri R.K. Gupta, Chairman-cum-Managing Director, WAPCOS Limited, a Government of
India Enterprise under the aegis of Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development
& Ganga Rejuvenation has over 36 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 26 years, Shri 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.
Shri 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; Member, Joint Steering Committee (Indian Side), Indo Nepal Electric Power
Trade, Cross-Border Transmission Interconnection and Grid Connectivity; Member,
Asian Regional Working Group, International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage;
Member, Working Group on Irrigation and Drainage in the States under Socio-Economic
Transformation, International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage 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), Shri 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.
He has acquired specialized Technical and Managerial training in India and Abroad.
Shri Gupta is a Fellow Member of Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Water
Resources Society, Corporate Member, International Commission on Irrigation and
Drainage, Member Consulting Engineers Association of India and Life Member of Indian
Society for Rock Mechanics and Tunneling Technology. He has represented WAPCOS at
various International and National Forums.
Recognizing his outstanding contribution, Hon’ble President of India presented “SCOPE
Meritorious Award-Corporate Governance”. The award is instituted by Standing Conference
of Public Enterprises; an apex body of Central Government owned Public Enterprises.
He has been selected for SCOPE Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution
to the Public Sector Management-Individual Leadership instituted by Standing Conference
of Public Enterprises to recognize the contribution of Public Enterprises as well
as to encourage outstanding persons for their hard work and leadership qualities.
Hon’ble Prime Minister conferred “MoU Excellence Award”, instituted by Department
of Public Enterprises, Government of India for excellence in Performance and SCOPE
Award for Excellence and Outstanding Contribution to the Public Sector Management-Smaller
Public Enterprises”. Shri Gupta has been bestowed with Eminent Engineer Award by
Institution of Engineers (India) and “CEO with HR Orientation” Award, founded by
Institute of Public Enterprises, Legend CMD of the year for Leadership in Water
Management and Asia Pacific HRM Congress to recognize and honour the excellent initiatives
taken by CEOs in HR. The Company has received “Best Consultancy Organization Award”,
instituted by Central Board of Irrigation and Power; India Today Award for Best
Performing PSU-Mini Ratna; PSE Excellence Awards for Company of the Year, Corporate
Governance and 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” was conferred by The Institute of Cost and Works
Accountants of India; 46th, 44th and 43rd National Awards for Export Excellence,
instituted by Engineering Export Promotion Council (EEPC), Ministry of Commerce
& Industry, Government of India for Outstanding Export Performance won by WAPCOS.
The Company also received “Water Awards” under the category of “Best Consultancy
Company” and “Made in India-Best Water Company”. The Award is supported by UNESCO,
PHD Chamber of Commerce and Water Digest.
WAPCOS is slated to achieve New Heights under the dynamic leadership of Shri R.