Rajat Gupta

Founder and Chief Advisor Emeritus

The first foreign-born Managing Director, Chief Executive of the management consultancy firm McKinsey & Company from 1994 to 2003. Mr. Gupta obtained his bachelors degree from Indian Institute of Technology(ITT) and his MBA from Harvard business school. Rajat has served as a board member of several Fortune 500 corporations including Goldman Sachs, Procter & Gamble, and American Airlines, as well as an advisor to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Additionally, Mr. Gupta is the co-founder of the Indian School of Business, America India Foundation, New Silk Route, and Scandent Solutions.

Gupta has seen first hand the multitude of problems and impediments inmates face with community re-entry. Just like Jared Kushner, who was inspired to fight for the enactment of the First Step Act of 2018 after his father served time in federal prison, Gupta has similar inspiration to join Mr. Roy and other like-minded individuals to form Rise-N-Step based on his own personal experience.

As Co-Founder and Chief Advisor Emeritus, Gupta has unsurpassed experiences in the areas of philanthropy, corporate outreach, non-profit organizations and will leverage those experiences to assist the growth of Rise-N-Step both as an advocacy organization and as a criminal justice policy group with the long term national influences for many years to come. Mr. Gupta is married and resides in New York City.


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