Lakshmi Dutta Gupta

Human Development & Culture


Lakshmi Dutta Gupta


Lakshmi works with us as the Head – Human Development & Culture.

She brings over two decades of experience in Advertising, many of those years were spent at Ogilvy and Mather. She spent 14 years in business management helping create impactful communication across all channels of marketing. Brands such as Vodafone, Motorola, LG, Pernod Ricard and American Express to name a few have been part of her portfolio.

While at Ogilvy, she also worked as the National Training Head and steadily immersing in talent management initiatives for a couple of regions. As a Training lead, worked closely with accomplished Facilitators to design and deliver Leadership Training for future leaders of the company.

Lakshmi is a Commerce Graduate from Jesus and Mary College, New Delhi and holds a post-graduate diploma in Advertising and Marketing from Xavier’s Institute of Communications, Mumbai. In addition, she holds a certification as a Life Coach from the CCA, Vancouver, Canada.

David Ogilvy, the father of Advertising has been her inspiration since the start of her career. One of his belief statements she strives to live by “We have a habit of divine discontent with our performance. It is an antidote to smugness”. This keeps her ever willing to try new things and aim for high standards of performance.

While not at work, she is a practitioner of Buddhism which she believes has helped her shape her and remain forever as a Work-in-Progress. Buddhism has taught her to compete with her version the previous day; to enlarge her dreams and goals to encompass the happiness of others as well. She tries to incorporate this way of seeing things, into every dream she dreams and every goal she chases.

Lakshmi has deep resonance with culture. She is trained in Hindustani Classical Music for more than a decade. And is passionate about singing English Pop and Jazz. She has performed professionally and lent her voice to brands for advertising too. She has performed as an actor in a musical and is a keen dancer too.