Here’s a few highlights which I extracted:
“Operating a 8 acre beachfront resort in Singapore with 195 Villa and other supporting facilties serving about 200,000 guests annualy (referring to this chalet in East Coast)
Many times has raised the voice over policy related issues & has been successful in convincing authorities to change policy where whole of industry has failed n agreed to follow. He was alone fighting the battle n surprisingly most of cases he was able to get it changed.
He worked n developed brands which no one was willing to do at start and make them success for them n for himself like Sony Ericssion in 2002 n O2 in 2004 n LG in 2006 showing that he can spot potential earlier than general biz sense. He never sells Nokia -most popular seller. He sells lexmark as compared to HP, Canon, Epson. Most of the brands he took has done significant biz improvements in market share subsequently.
In 1993 Set up business in Singapore when it was too difficult for an Indian to do and run it successfully despite all odds. Today owns a substantial portion of this worldwide reputed IT Complex Sim Lim Square & is a key decision maker in broad policies of complex.
Negotiated for ASIAN VILLAGE in Singapore (21 acre site with shopping, dining n amusement facilties) IN SENTOSA n was almost about to finalise .Somehow could not gather strength & resources at last minute. 10 years later Absolutely same site was allocated for INTEGRATED RESORT. The place which we were getting for few Millions turned into few Billions.
After being pushed by banker friend n some financial friends ,thought to go IPO but after doing ground work, attended a high world level conference presented by top executives of industry-How to go IPO-after attended that decided -NOT TO GO IPO due to too many complexities. despite our website alone was valued for $30 Million. If gone, today perhaps story would be different.”
This is my personal favourite:
“Use ellipse first time in Goldkist logo in 1997 and after that many successful brand copied it in different forms . Used Green color in logo which was very rare then. Both of these became quite common afterwards”
This guy is a legend and he is based in Singapore! How come he is not famous yet? I am sure a lot of entrepreneurs, business-owners, government officials and even the random man in the street has a lot to learn from Mr. HD Gupta’s extensive wealth of experience.
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