Madhukar Gupta is a senior official of the elite Indian Administrative Service. He is an Electrical Engineer, MBA and a law graduate. He was a Mason Fellow from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he graduated with distinction with a Master’s in Public Administration. He received a scholarship from the Indian Government for a Master’s in Public Policy to study at Maxwell, Syracuse. He was awarded a PhD in Economics. Madhukar has been working as Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Public Enterprises and Heavy Industries for several years. He focused on Public Policy in US and China while working with experts on economic growth, public sector management, infrastructure, corporate finance and development at Harvard, MIT, Syracuse, Maryland, Cornell and Fletcher School. Madhukar has won many national awards in India and international universities have hosted him as a visiting faculty and scholar, including BITS where he has been adjunct faculty for more than 20 years. He has presented professional papers in nearly three dozen countries. He has worked iwiththe national government in New Delhi and the regional governments of Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. He has also been Team Leader in the United Nations Development Program, consultant to the Asian Development Bank and Sri Lankan government, non-profit sector, cooperative sector, as Managing Director in State Road Transport Corporation and State Cooperative Dairy Federation, as Principal Secretary Higher Education and Transport Departments and also, as Vice Chancellor of University of Rajasthan and Rajasthan Agriculture University. He coordinated the Bhuj Earthquake for the UN and the Gurjar agitation for the Rajasthan government. Madhukar has spent about fifteen years as a practitioner as Divisional Commissioner in 4 Divisions, District Magistrate in 3 districts and Sub Divisional Magistrate in two places. His wife Kiran Soni Gupta is also in the same batch. She is also an accomplished painter (www.kiransoniarts.com). Their daughter after working in investment banking with Merrill Lynch, New York/Sydney is doing an MBA at Booth School, UChicago and son after studying liberal arts at Swarthmore College, US is into film making and writing.