Dr. Shashikant “Shashi” Gupta
Cofounder & Director
Dr. Gupta was the Co-Founder and CEO of Apex CoVantage, a global IT services company with over 6,000 staff at its peak; the company started in 1988 and sold in 2021. Apex was founded on the belief that business should be a force for good, not greed; and on a set of core values – integrity, human dignity, and excellence – which were woven into the fabric of the company from its inception. During his tenure as CEO, Dr. Gupta guided the business strategy and technology direction for the company and developed numerous trailblazing technologies.
Dr. Gupta is also the Chairman of the Gupta Family Foundation which supports organizations worldwide that are dedicated to helping disadvantaged individuals become self-reliant. He holds an MBA and Ph.D. from Michigan State University.