Arun Gupta is the Chief Information Officer at Cipla, India's leading pharmaceutical company. Prior to working at Cipla, he was the Customer Care Associate & Group Chief Technology Officer for Shoppers Stop Group, which included department stores, HyperCity hypermarkets, and Crossword bookstores. Earlier, he held additional responsibilities as the Group CIO of K Raheja Corp from September 2009 to October 2010, and Business Head - Food & Beverages from November 2008 until June 2009.
Prior to Shoppers Stop Ltd, he was with Philips Electronics India Limited as Director - IT. Arun was also Senior Director - Business Technology at Pfizer India and was a part of Asia IT Strategy Team. His career spanning over 26 years includes positions such as Vice President - IT & ISP, Hughes Telecom (now Tata Teleservices Maharashtra Limited), National IT Manager, DHL Worldwide Express, India, Vice President - Technology at DSP Merrill Lynch and Head IT, Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited.
Arun is an invited speaker globally on varied subjects on technology and business. He is the chairman of the Technology Committee of Retailers Association of India (RAI) and the elected President of TDWI (The Data Warehouse Institute), India. Arun is on 'The Global CIO 50: IT Leaders Changing the Business World - USA' list as published in June 2009. He has been honored with various CIO awards including CIO Agile 100 - 2010, CIO Ingenious 100 - 2009, CIO Bold 100 - 2008, and CIO Giant 100 - 2006.