Vice President, Private Sector and PPPs, ADB, Philippines
Diwakar Gupta is the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) VicePresident for Private Sector Operations and Public-Private Partnerships. He assumed office in August 2015. Mr. Gupta oversees ADB's assistance to private sector projects with a clear development impact but limited access to capital. He is also responsible for building and maintaining ADB’s publicprivate partnership operations. Under its Strategy 2030, ADB is expanding and broadening support for private sector operations, and scaling up transaction advisory services to help clients catalyze investments through public-private partnerships. Mr. Gupta was Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer of the State Bank of India, where he was responsible for setting strategies and direction alongside other members of the State Bank’s Central Management Committee. He joined the State Bank of India in 1974 and held several positions at its various units and subsidiaries. Mr. Gupta also worked as Independent Director on the boards of various business councils, financial services companies and other private organizations in India. He holds a Master of Science degree in Physics from the University of Delhi, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics (with Honors) from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi.