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I like finding solutions and providing leadership for complex, challenging and difficult situations.

Bharat Gupta

EY India Strategy and Transactions Partner

Business leader with expertise in executing strategic solutions for complex, operational, liquidity and capital structure problems; Interested in geopolitics, mountaineering and long-distance running.

With over 23 years of experience, Bharat is an adept Strategy and Transactions professional at EY India. He brings a mix of industry and hands-on advisory experience across sectors, gained in India, Southern Africa, the UK, and the Middle East.

Bharat has provided leadership in large, complicated situations, often in the capacity of CRO, interim CEO, or interim CFO, driving turnarounds to save businesses and jobs. He has led EBITDA and working capital improvements, successfully implemented post-merger integration, M&A, and organizational design projects, and improved the effectiveness of the finance function.

Bharat is a Chartered Accountant and has received his MBA degree from London Business School.

How Bharat is building a better working world

In a recent packaging industry case, we turned around a loss-making company into a 10%+ EBITDA business and significantly improved operating cash flow. We did this while providing EBITDA-linked incentives to all employees, thereby increasing their salaries, which had been stagnant for four years. We further led the sale of that business to a stronger group, saving 7,000 direct jobs alone.

In another situation where shareholders were considering closing a business, we advised on a transformation plan that included improved focus on fewer solutions, mapping required competencies, and a new organizational design. Shareholders have adopted the plan, avoiding closure and job losses.

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