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Gagan GUPTA

Founder and CEO of ARISE IIP, ARISE IS, and ARISE P&L, ARISE IIP, ARISE IS, ARISE P&L

Gagan Gupta is the Founder and CEO of IIP, ARISE IS and ARISE P&L, three companies specialized in designing, financing, building, and managing state-of-the-art infrastructures across Africa, with business units in Gabon, Togo, Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, Tchad, Congo, DRC, and Mauritania. Starting from the ground up, he succeeded in creating ARISE Group, one of the largest infrastructure investment platforms in Africa in less than 10 years, investing a cumulated USD 2bn+ (USD 4bn+ committed to date) to develop a portfolio of 15 large-scale infrastructure projects across Africa. Previously, Gagan also held the position of Managing Director and Member of the Executive Committee of Olam, with more than 20 years of experience, including 12 as a top executive. He has placed sustainability at the core of his companies’ operations and strategies, promoting traceability, using renewables, preserving biodiversity, and achieving carbon neutrality. In 2021, ARISE IIP’s Gabon Special Economic Zone, became the first carbon-neutral industrial zone in Africa, a year after being ranked the world’s best industrial zone in the wood sector by FDI Intelligence-Financial Times.

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