Adirupa Sengupta is Chief Executive of Common Purpose UK. She
has been working for Common Purpose for 10 years, starting in
London then moving to the East Midlands as Regional Director. She
then worked on international development, launching and growing
Common Purpose in India and Ghana and most recently Hong Kong, and
supporting the start-up in Turkey.
For the last two years she has coupled her work in the
Asia-Pacific with a Senior Management role leading the London team.
As part of this she was responsible for launching the About Time
campaign, and the Dishaa
Venture between the UK and India.
Prior to Common Purpose, she worked as a Consultant with the
Morgan Chase Group in the City of London and a Consultant to the
Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations in
Adirupa was born in India. She read for an M.Phil in
International Relations at St. John's College, University of
Cambridge. She is also an alumnus of Harvard Business School's High
Potential Leadership Programme. She has served on the boards of
Sport England East Midlands and the Leicester Theatre Trust as well
as the social enterprises Newlife Regeneration Ltd and Highpoint
Events Ltd. She now lives in St. Albans, Hertfordshire with her
husband with whom she shares a passion for cooking, travel and
following the fortunes of Liverpool Football Club.
"Solutions to the challenges the UK faces will come from
unexpected places," says Adi. "What has always excited me
about Common Purpose is that it's real - at its heart are real
places, real leaders and real issues - and I believe that is what
makes us so successful at finding and connecting the sources of