Gurcharan Das is an author and management consultant. He is the author of the international bestseller “India Unbound,” which has been published in many countries and languages and filmed by the BBC.
He was CEO of Procter & Gamble India and Vice President or Procter & Gamble Far East between 1985 and 1992. He was later Vice President and Managing Director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide. Prior to P&G, he was Chairman and Managing Director of Richardson Hindustan Limited from 1981 to 1985, the company where he started as a trainee.
In 1995, after a 30-year career in 6 countries, he took an early retirement to become a full-time writer.
He writes a regular column on Sundays for the “Times of India” and “Dainik Bhaskar” and occasional guest columns for the “Wall Street Journal,” “Financial Times” and “Time” magazine.
Penguin has recently published his book "The Difficulty of Being Good: On the Subtle Art of Dharma" which interrogates the epic, Mahabharata, in order to answer the question, "why be good?". They also published his book of essays called “The Elephant Paradigm.”
In addition, he currently consults with a number of companies on global corporate strategy and is associated with a venture capital fund.
Gurcharan Das graduated with honors from Harvard University in Philosophy and Politics. He later attended Harvard Business School (AMP), where he is featured in three case studies.