Management guru Rajat Gupta honoured in NY
As many a corporate are grappling with a worldwide financial crisis, imagine the likes of Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Al Gore and Jeffrey Immelt flocking together and raking their brains in the same boardroom?
As utopian as it sounds, a list of such distinguished and world's most admired board directors has actually been compiled and also includes India-born management guru and renowned business strategist Rajat Gupta.
In this Hall of Fame star directors' team topped by world's richest person and legendary investor Warren Buffett, Gupta, currently Chairman of Indian School of Business and former chief of global consultancy giant McKinsey, has been chosen as the strategy mind.
The list has been compiled by American bi-monthly magazine Directorship for its April/May edition cover story.Terming Gupta as a brilliant strategic mind, the magazine has said "there is no one better coming out of the bullpen on strategy.
"Gupta sits on the boards of Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, AMR Corporation and Genpact Ltd, besides being a special adviser on management reforms to the Secretary-General of the United Nations, the magazine says.
This annual list of exceptional directors, "whose stellar qualifications and experience make them outstanding among their peers," also includes industrial conglomerate General Electric's Chief Jeffrey Immelt, software czar and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, former US Vice President Al Gore and famous dealmaker and investor Carl Icahn.
"Who better than the world's most successful investor: Warren Buffett, 77, Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Director at the Washington Post Co, and formerly on the boards of Gillette, Coca-Cola, and Capital Cities/ABC. On an all-star board, we want him as our skipper and chairman," it says.