FTI Speaker – Gurcharan Das

Gurcharan Das (born June 9, 1946), is an Indian author, consultant and public intellectual. He is a columnist for The Times of India and other newspapers.

Gurcharan Das was the CEO of Procter & Gamble India and Vice President for Procter & Gamble Far East between 1985 and 1992. He was later Vice President and Managing Director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide. Prior to P&G, he was Chairman and Managing Director of Richardson Hindustan Limited from 1981 to 1985, the company where he started as a trainee. Having chalked out his life graph, he quit at the age of 50.

In 1995, after a 30-year career in 6 countries, he took an early retirement to become a full-time writer.

He writes a regular column on Sundays for the “Times of India” and “Dainik Bhaskar” and occasional guest columns for the “Wall Street Journal,” “Financial Times” and “Time” magazine.

His recent books include India Unbound and The Elephant Paradigm. India Unbound has been published in many countries and languages and filmed by the BBC. His novel "A fine family" is being adapted for television. His plays have been performed in many cities in India as well as Off-Broadway in New York.

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