Mr. Alok Gupta serves as Managing Director & Senior Advisor at Gerken Capital Associates. He also serves as a Managing Director at Axis Bank. He was the Founder, CEO & MD of Axis Private Equity, set up by India's fourth-largest bank by market capitalization. Earlier, he was a partner and managing director at Asia Equity Infrastructure Fund (AEIF. He was a director of Hughes Tele.com India and a member of its audit, supervisory and compensation committees. He was involved in a number of successful investments in TMT when at COMSAT Corp's COMSAT International Ventures. As Vice President, Business Development of IWC, a US-based Telco holding company, he was responsible for corporate venturing /business development in Asia. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and earned a B.Com (Hons) from Shri Ram College of Commerce of the Delhi University.