Working for workplace religious diversity, equity & inclusion


Prabhu Guptara, Senior Advisor for Empowerment+

photo Prabhu windows 405x516Prabhu is a leading thinker on business, economics and society with decades of business and consulting experience. He is a senior advisor for the Religious Freedom & Business Foundation’s Empowerment+ initiative.

Prabhu helps boards of companies and organisations with strategic, organisational and market-related issues. He was born and educated in India, is a British citizen based in Switzerland, and works worldwide. For 15 years, he worked for one of the largest banks in the world, where he was responsible for: Think Tanks, Briefings, and the (English-language) Distinguished Speaker Series.

Through these activities, he had the unique job of working with innovative, cutting-edge and otherwise outstanding people throughout the world to identify new ideas that might bring value to the bank.

Prabhu now has a portfolio of activities: academic work (he is still a Professor), Board memberships, consultancy, or leading actual projects dealing with: Global Trends, Europe, the USA, and Emerging Markets.

Prabhu is an extraordinarily inspiring and creative organiser and moderator of Board Workshops, Strategy Workshops, and International Business Conferences. Widely reputed as a featured speaker and broadcaster, he is or has been Chairman, CEO or Board Member of several companies and organisations.

A member of the Jury of numerous literary, business and management competitions in the UK and the Commonwealth, and a guest contributor to all the principal newspapers and radio and TV channels in the UK as well as numerous such media in other parts of the world, he is included in Debrett’s People of Today.

His experience spans an enormous range of organisations including: Akzo Nobel (Netherlands), the Associated Banks Institute (Germany), Barclays Bank (UK), British Petroleum (UK), Cultor (Finland), Deutsche Bank (Germany), Federation of Finnish Engineers (Finland), the International Management Association of Japan, Kemira (Finland), Kraft Jakob Suchard (Switzerland), Nokia Telecommunications (Finland), Novo Nordisk (Denmark), Sedgwick International Insurance and Reinsurance Brokers (UK), Sonatrach (Algeria), Sun Alliance (UK), UBS, UNCTAD, and Valeo (France).