Ash Gupta

Former President, Global Credit Risk and Information management
American Express

Ash Gupta is widely recognized as a leading expert in Risk Management, Big Data, Machine Learning and AI.

Ash retired from American Express in 2018 after 40 years of continuous service and was most recently the President, Global Credit Risk and Information management – a team of over 1,500 data scientists, machine learning and AI experts – to promote companywide innovation in risk management, marketing and service. Prior to that, for many years Ash was the company’s Chief Risk Officer reporting to the CEO and the Board and was instrumental in navigating American Express successfully through the great recession. Early in his career, he was the chairman and CEO of the Company’s U.S. banks, overseeing more than $75 billion in assets. He also served as the Chief Financial officer of the Company’s U.S. card and travel businesses.

He is currently, a board member and Compensation Committee Chair for Encore Capital Group (NASDAQ: ECPG), board member and chair for Corridor Platforms Inc., and a board member for Nova Credit. In addition, he is a board advisor to MAPR technologies,, Biz2Credit, Nexus Venture Partners, Advent International (senior advisor) and Global Consulting firm Oliver Wyman.

One of Ash’s critical expertise is to guide technology start-ups and venture funds to create winning partnerships with public companies and build muscle in innovation and execution. In addition, Ash has a deep and practical understanding on how to become and excel as a data driven enterprise.

Ash has an MBA from Columbia University and a B. Tech in engineering from IIT Delhi (distinguished alumni, 2006). Ash serves as a board member and a Treasurer for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York and (as an advisory) board member for South Asian Youth Action. He and his wife reside in New York City.