Sanjay Gupta


consultant name

Sanjay Gupta Egon Zehnder, Dallas


Sanjay Gupta, based in Dallas, leads Egon Zehnder’s global Industrial Practice, working with CEOs and boards of industrial and manufacturing companies headquartered in the US, Europe and Asia to address their key business challenges, create shareholder value and successfully attract top global talent; often in very challenging situations. Sanjay develops deep client relationships and links talent management directly to company strategy. He also works closely with clients to assess internal executive talent as well as scan the market for relevant external benchmarks leading to many successful CEO and board searches. Furthermore, Sanjay works with emerging/high-growth companies that are going global through acquisitions.


Prior to joining Egon Zehnder, Sanjay was Executive Vice President, International Marketing with Mahindra & Mahindra, a large Indian conglomerate, where he successfully led strategic alliances, joint ventures and acquisitions. Sanjay was also President of Mahindra USA, and continues to serve on its board. Earlier, he was Vice President of Marketing for Pangborn Corporation, a private equity-backed US company, where he led global sales & marketing and set up joint ventures in China, South Korea and India. Sanjay started his career with a boutique consulting firm which specialized in manufacturing strategies for large industrial companies.

Sanjay earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Gujarat University in India, as well as an MS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from University of Maryland.

News and Publications

Comfort with Paradox

Most CEOs and boards name succession, both for the CEO and for business unit leaders, as their biggest strategic challenge. While this leadership challenge exists for every industry, it is particularly acute in the consumer sector, where many of the successive waves of disruption first hit.

Detour Your Way to the CEO Spot

Do you hope to become chief executive of a respected industrial company someday? Don’t assume that by vigorously applying your core strengths and learning everything there is to know about your industry you will climb the leadership ladder all the way to the C-suite.

make and buy - Balancing Leadership Development and Talent Acquisition to Build a Winning Top Team

While companies have addressed leadership development (the “make”) and talent acquisition (the “buy”) to varying degrees of success, their efforts are often piecemeal in nature.

Industrial Practice Profile

You need a new breed of executive with the skills to deliver superior results now, plus the vision to navigate a marketplace that grows more complex every day.

consultant name

Sanjay Gupta Egon Zehnder, Dallas