CFO CHOICE | Arun Gupta
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Arun Gupta

Arun Gupta

Chief Information Officer – Cipla Limited

Full Name Arun Gupta
Current Designation & Role Chief Information Officer
Current Company Name Cipla Limited
Past Company Names Shoppers Stop Limited, Philips Electronics India Limited, Pfizer Limited, Hughes Telecom India Limited, DHL Worldwide Express, DSP Merrill Lynch, The Great Eastern Shipping Company Limited, OMC Computers, NELCO
No of Years in the IT Industry 28+ years
City you live in currently and since when Mumbai, since 1974
Native Town/ City you belong Kanpur
Mother Tongue Hindi
Language you are proficient with English,Hindi.
Educational Details Bachelor of Science (Physics) from Mumbai University, PGCST from NCST.
Awards and Recognitions Received CIO Please see the details on my LinkedIn profile http://in.linkedin.com/in/guptaarun
Gadgets you love the most and why 1) My iPhone since it keeps me connected wherever I am
2) My Nikon D7000 camera to capture what I can see and what others cannot
3) My Bose QC3 headphones for the music it delivers
What makes you laugh Anything funny – cartoons, jokes.
Current book you are reading and what you love about it The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande. Learning the power of checklists for personal and professional lives.
Books you enjoyed reading the most I enjoy reading, so there are many that I could list here. Some amongst them are Execution by Ram Charan, 5 dysfunctions of a team by Patrick Lencioni, Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach,…
Software company you admire and why SAP for their market dominance
Hardware company your admire and why Is Apple a hardware company?
IT personality you admire and why No one in the IT industry
Your best moment in your career till date My CEO proudly telling the audience in a conference about my contributions to the company’s business
Your best moment in personal life The birth of my children
Music You Like Hindi music from 40s to 90s, English pop and rock from 70s to 90s
Movies You Like Action, thrillers, Sci-fi, love stories
Most Liked Travel Destination Lonavala !
Why do you like your job I get to do what I like and someone is paying me for that !
Most favorite quote If you want your dreams to come true, the first thing you have to do is wakeup.