Jyoti Gupta is Professor of Finance at ESCP Europe, with teaching and research activities at both the London and Paris campuses. He graduated with honors in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Manchester, UK.
He started his carrier as a junior lecturer and Research Fellow at the University of Manchester followed by five years in industry - he worked as Senior Research scientist for English Electric and Morgan Group.
He joined ESCP Europe in 1976 as an Assistant Professor. His first appointment was in Iran, at the then newly created business school, the International School of Management in Tehran (a joint venture between the Chamber of Commerce and Industries Paris and the Iran Chamber of Commerce). He was nominated Professor of ESCP Europe in 1985.
In 1993, Professor Gupta was appointed the Dean and Director of the School of Management (SOM) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. He held this position till 1998.
He has published extensively in various refereed journals in English and French and written several books. He has been the Editor of the Euro-Asia Journal of Management and also the Editor of a special issue of the European journal of Operations Research. He is involved in consulting activities with various companies in the private sector and has also worked as a consultant to the World Bank and the European Commission.
He has taught regularly as a visiting professor at several universities internationally, including the CEIBS (China European Business School), Shanghai and the Indian Institutes of Management and at the Management Development Institute in India, as well as in business schools in Eastern Europe.