Ms. Sudipta Sen Gupta

Assistant Professor
Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

Professional Biography

In 2014 the ‘World Marketing Congress’ recognised Sudipta Sen Gupta as one of the ‘100 Best Marketing Leaders’ in India. In 2004, ‘Business Today’ recognised Sudipta as being among the ‘Top 25 Young Business Executives of India’. She was also the winner of the ‘Indira Super Achiever Award’ in 2003. Sudipta has extensive corporate experience in leadership roles in multinational corporations such as Coca-Cola, Carlsberg Group, Del Monte and Compaq Computer. As a member of the leadership team, Sudipta has also built Indian companies such as Café Coffee Day, Nirulas and INOX FMCG.

She has built brands, businesses and led organizations for over 21 years before joining academics. She continues to mentor and offer consulting services to start-ups and social entrepreneurships, many of which are pro-bono work.

Over the past three years, her research has focussed on corporate social responsibility and sustainability. She has presented her work at various national and international academic conferences.

Prior to ​taking up the current role in G D Goenka University in 2017, Sudipta Sen Gupta served in various academic positions such as Visiting Professor (Retail Management), Nirma University, Ahmedabad; and Guest Lecturer at IIM Bangalore & Shillong, ISB Hyderabad, IIT Delhi & Bombay, NITIE Mumbai, Xavier Institute of Communications Mumbai, FMS Delhi, and Delhi School of Economics.

Sudipta Sen Gupta has submitted her PhD thesis at G D Goenka​ University. She holds an Advanced Management Diploma from AIMA, Delhi; MBA (Specializing in Marketing)​ from​ ​FMS, Delhi University​; and ​ B.Sc (Physics Hons) from the University of Calcutta.

Publications (from 2015)

Scholarly Journals 
'Consumers’ decoding of corporate social responsibility dimensions: An application of CSR pyramid model in Indian context’, International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management (in printing). (Sen Gupta, S., and Wadera, D., 2020).

'Awareness and understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) among Indian consumers’, International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews, 6(2), pp. 570-587. (Sen Gupta, S., and Wadera, D., 2019).

Scholarly Conference Proceedings
‘Impact of CSR perceptions, CSR fit and cause affinity on purchase intention’, International Conference on Globalization Issues in Business, Management, Marketing & Social Sciences, ISSRE, Paris, France. (Sen Gupta, S., and Wadera, D., 12 - 13 October 2019).

‘Revival of corporate image through CSR strategy and communication: A case of Vedanta Limited’, Third Thought Leadership Summit on Sustainability and CSR, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi, India. (Sen Gupta, S., and Wadera, D., 23 August 2019).

‘CSR perceptions and cause affinity: An empirical study of Indian consumers ‘,Eighth Academic International Conference on Business, Marketing and Management (AICBMM), Harvard, Boston, USA. (Sen Gupta, S., and Wadera, D., 16-18 July 2018).

‘Strategic management for SMEs in a changing environment: Every percent counts-the enabling environment for growth and success of’, Fourth International Conference on Management (ICON), G D Goenka University, Gurgaon, India. (Sen Gupta, S., and Thareja, K., 9-10 February 2017).

‘Entrepreneurial marketing perspectives and tools: Leveraging existing family run business to create new business opportunity’, Fourth International Conference on Management (ICON), G D Goenka University, Gurgaon, India. (Sen Gupta, S., 9-10 February 2017).


​Sudipta Sen Gupta’s current research interests continue to be in the areas of Sustainability and CSR while exploring new avenues of social and entrepreneurial marketing.  She maintains her connections with the industry, as a lifetime member of All India Management Association (AIMA), the apex body for management professionals in India.

Consultancies (from 2015)

In association with McKinsey Inc, Brand Building and Backward Integration of FMCG Business for INOX Multiplexes. ​ (Sen Gupta, S.).

​Contribution to Profession and ​​Awards (from 2015)

Awarded the Carlsberg Group Global Prize for Excellence in Teamwork, 2014

Indspirit Alco-Bev Industry Award for Marketing Excellence, 2014

100 Best Marketing Leaders, World Marketing Congress Award, 2014

Global BACCIS Award (Bharti Group) in 2011 for Best PR and Communication

Asiastar Packaging Award, 2011 for Del Monte

IndiaStar Packaging Award, 2010  for Del Monte

Best Exhibition Stall at Ahaar, 2011 and Hosts 2011 for Del Monte

Most Trusted Restaurant Brand (Nirula’s) , Readers Digest’s 2009.

Café Coffee Day won numerous national and international awards consecutively between 2005 and 2007

Top 25 Young Executives of the Year (Business Today), 2004

Indira Woman Super Achiever, 2003

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