Rajinder Gupta

Chairman,  Trident Group

Trident Group started as the vision of one man & has today transcended into reality for millions of people across the world. Rajinder Gupta, a first-generation entrepreneur, is currently Chairman of Trident Limited, the flagship company of USD 3 Billion enterprise Trident Group India.

Under his leadership, the Company continues to scale new heights and has become one of the fastest-growing companies of India with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of more than 30 per cent. While the group began with a solitary unit making high-quality yarn; in due course & under the visionary leadership of Mr. Gupta, it has catapulted to become the world’s largest terry towel manufacturer, one among the leading yarn spinners of India and the largest manufacturer of wheat-straw based paper with its presence across 150+ countries. The Company’s product portfolio has been consistently expanding with chemicals, agro based paper, yarn, terry towels, bedsheets and now detergent and India’s first antibacterial notebooks, the latest entrants.

Mr. Gupta or ‘RG’ as Trident members affectionately call him has for the last three decades or so has built a Living Organization by leveraging his inherent ability to connect with others. His Storytelling skills have always been backed by a responsible, contextual and development-oriented mindset. A Harvard graduate, he then pursued an Entrepreneurial Development Programme from International School of Business, Hyderabad and Advanced Management Programme from the University of Oxford.

A philanthropist by heart, RG has robustly contributed to uplifting the community, touching over a million lives across Punjab and Madhya Pradesh. Takshashila (Learning & Development Centre that has groomed over 10,000 young aspirants from rural India) & the Madhuban Multispecialty Hospital for the welfare of general public, company employees and their family members, Trident Foundation- a 360 degree arm of the Trident Group to extend its support to causes like education, women empowerment, health and employment – are a few initiatives that have taken form under his able guidance & with his passionate zeal.

He has been feted with accolades like,

·       “Padma Shri Award” from Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam

·       “Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Government of India

·       “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” by Ernst & Young

·       “PHDCC Distinguished Entrepreneurship Award” by The President of India (2005)

and many more prestigious awards.

RG also holds several strategic positions including Vice Chairman in the Punjab State Planning Board (PSPB) in the Rank of Cabinet Minister, Chairman of Advisory Council of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) for the states of Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Himachal Pradesh, Chairman of Board of Governors, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh since March 2018 and serves as an active member on Cleveland Clinic International Leadership Board. He is also the Chairman of Punjab Cricket Association since September 2017.