Sanjay Gupta

Country Head & VP, Google India

Sanjay Gupta is the Country Head and Vice President of Google India and leads teams that help businesses transform and grow by leveraging digital, with a focus on small and medium enterprises, women entrepreneurs, and start-ups. As a leader, Sanjay is focused on driving key initiatives under Google’s mission in India of making the Internet helpful and safer for a billion Indians and driving efforts to make India a leading digital economy.

Sanjay joined Google in early 2020 with a stellar career that spans nearly three decades across the sunrise sectors like media and entertainment, telecom and FMCG industry giving him deep understanding of India’s diverse consumer and business landscape. Before Google, Sanjay was Managing Director of Star and Disney India where he played a pivotal role in extending Star’s traditional television content to digital consumers through Hotstar. He is also widely credited for building their sports business.

Sanjay began his career at Hindustan Unilever, where he went onto lead marketing for two of the company's critical segments: Oral and Home care. He then moved to serve as Bharti Airtel’s Chief Marketing Officer for its mobile business, spearheading the growth agenda for the company.

In addition to being a founder member of The Nudge/ Foundation which works in the area of poverty alleviation, Sanjay champions responsible progress for the Internet Industry in India in his capacity as a Chairperson of the Internet & Mobile Association of India (IAMAI). He also actively invests time in mentoring young professionals, startup founders and is part of several advisory committees. 

Sanjay is a post graduate from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kolkata, and is an engineer from Delhi College of Engineering. Sanjay currently lives in Mumbai.