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Suren Gupta joins Pratham USA board
Suren Gupta

New York: Pratham USA has announced the appointment of Suren Gupta, executive vice President, Technology & Operations for Allstate Insurance Company, to its national board of directors.

As a member of Allstate's senior leadership team, Gupta has been instrumental in enhancing delivery capabilities and driving the company toward innovation. A graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program, Gupta previously served as executive vice president and group chief information officer for consumer lending at Wells Fargo, was a founding member of the corporate executive team of Airclic Inc., and was senior vice president, informational technology and operations for GMAC Residential, a division of General Motors.

"Education is the most powerful tool we have to fight poverty and create opportunity in India. As an Indian-American, I'm excited to join the board of an organization that has education and learning at its core," said Suren Gupta.

The Pratham USA board that Gupta joins includes prominent business and industry

leaders from the South Asian community including Jaideep Khanna, president and 

director of Stamford-based Artha Capital Management; Board Chairman Arvind Sanger, managing partner of Geosphere Capital Management; and Chairman-elect Dinny Devitre, former senior vice president and chief financial officer of Altria Group.

"Mr. Gupta has earned an international reputation for his leadership and innovative thinking," said Chairman-elect Devitre. "We are honored to have him join our board, leading the efforts to eliminate illiteracy and empower communities across India."

Suren Gupta is also a member of the board of directors for the Chicago Public Library Foundation and has a personal passion for continuous life-long learning.

Update: 16-December-2013