Gaurav Gupta

Gaurav Gupta is an officer of Indian Administrative Service of the 1990 batch. He works in the Karnataka Government as Principal Secretary, Commerce & Industries, with concurrent charge of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology.

He has an experience of over 25 years in fields of Commerce & Industries, Infrastructure, Power, Urban Development & Transportation.He has served as Commissioner for Industrial Development promoting industries and investments in Karnataka. He has been the key driver for the ‘Invest Karnataka 2016’, the flagship mega-investment summit. In the past, he has worked to create critical infrastructure – transport, water and electricity – for the State and also for the City of Bengaluru. He has served as Chairman of Bangalore Water Board, Special Commissioner in BBMP and Managing Director in KSRTC.

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

– Mahatma Gandhi