Group Chief Executive, Common Purpose Charitable Trust

Adirupa Sengupta

Adirupa has been working in the leadership development space for over 20 years. She has a passion for developing talent and connecting people from different backgrounds. She has extensive knowledge and experience of working across different countries, cities and cultures to help leaders learn to cross boundaries in order to tackle complex problems. 

She has been Group Chief Executive, Common Purpose Charitable Trust, since January 2019. Adirupa has been with Common Purpose since 2001 and was Common Purpose Asia-Pacific CEO from 2013 to 2018, a role in which she started our Singapore hub and grew it to be a major player in the leadership field in Asia-Pacific. She has worked with major organizations and institutions such as GE, BNP Paribas, FWD, the ASEAN Foundation, the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office, DBS and RMIT University to deliver leadership programmes for different generations across the region, including the SG100 Young Leaders Programme, CSCLeaders and the ASEAN Leaders programme.

Adirupa grew up in India where she completed her Bachelor’s degree before reading for an MPhil in International Relations at St. John’s College, Cambridge. She is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School’s High Potential Leadership Programme.