Lalit Gupta

Chief Marketing Officer, The Iclif Leadership & Governance Centre


Lalit is a corporate leader and mindfulness practitioner. He has over 30 years of extensive business leadership experience and has led strategy formulation, execution and change initiatives across countries in Asia Pacific and Japan. He skilfully combines practical leadership experience in diverse cultures with his training and experience in coaching to bring invaluable insights to his clients. He believes that stress and anxiety need not be a natural by-product of success.

Business Background & Experience

  • At Iclif, Lalit provides leadership to the overall sales and marketing strategy and execution, covering over 21 countries, across the globe
  • In his last role, Lalit was Vice President at Oracle Corporation, leading their Public Sector and Education business for Asia Pacific and Japan
  • His experience covers sales, marketing, finance and strategic planning, as well as driving large scale business transformations in Public Sector and Financial Sector organisations
  • Working at the cutting-edge between technology and business, Lalit is frequently called upon to share his expertise on topics including Big Data, social media, cloud computing and mobile innovation Lalit has provided leadership to large teams of very senior executives with cultural and regional diversity. A number if his team members have gone on to take Regional and Global Leadership positions in Fortune 500 companies


Open Source Leadership (OSL): Leading and Managing in the Digital Age

The world’s largest taxi company owns no cars; and employs no drivers directly. The world’s largest hotel service owns no properties and employs no housekeeping or room service staff. Communication has been whatsapped, memories instagrammed, and life itself facebooked. Almost everything we knew as normal in both business and social life has changed dramatically just in the last 15 years. We now live and work in the age of 24/7 connectivity where knowledge is free and abundant, everyone is empowered, and everything is totally transparent.

Welcome to the open source era! Where everything is changing at breakneck speed and traditional business models are being obliterated faster than ever before. More and more people are opting to be free agents, common people are more empowered than ever, and leaders are naked and exposed. 20th century management practices were all designed to maximize control, whereas the 21st century is underpinned by freedom, flexibility, and openness. Can companies striving for successful digital transformation continue to function using management practices from the 1980s and 90s? What must change? Why, and How?

In the session, the following will be addressed:

  • How to create a pipeline of visionary future leaders in the 21st century context?
  • How must leadership itself be redefined in the open source era?
  • What style of leadership is best for creating breakthrough success in today’s environment?


HRDF claimable

Conference & Awards Night
(MSA members)

Awards Night
(MSA members)