Gagan Gupta CEO and President, ARISE and Olam International Limited
Gagan leads the Central Africa region and African business development efforts for Olam International Ltd, a leading agribusiness company headquartered in Singapore. He is also the founder and CEO of ARISE, a pan-African industrial ecosystem developer. ARISE designs, creates, finances and builds interconnected infrastructure and provides logistics solutions designed to make Africa thrive. Building on the establishment of the most successful industrial zone in Africa, the Gabon Special Economic Zone (GSEZ), Gagan founded ARISE initially to build the infrastructure to serve the needs of the flourishing GSEZ. Today it comprises integrated logistics, professional and government services, last-mile railway infrastructure, a mineral port, a general cargo port, and most recently also Libreville airport.
Gagan is a chartered accountant by training with over 20 years of professional experience in Africa and abroad, including at Reckitt Benckiser and Reebok.