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Steel Mogul Satish Gupta Named Among AACSB's Influential Leaders
The University of Dallas Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business is proud to announce that alumnus Satish Gupta, MBA '81, was named a “2021 Influential Leader” by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) — the world's largest business education alliance.

By Aaron Claycomb

Gupta was recognized as one of 25 notable alumni from AACSB-accredited schools whose inspiring work serves as a model for the next generation of business leaders.

The first in his family to immigrate from India, Gupta now serves as CEO and president of SB International, a leading global supplier of steel products, which he began at UD with the aid of one of his professors. According to his class biography, “Gupta attributes much of his success in global trade … to the high caliber of business education he received at UD.” 

“These honorees are a perfect example of business education in action,” said Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, president and CEO of AACSB. “AACSB-accredited business schools are committed to creating positive societal impact in a variety of ways — and these alumni are demonstrating that business education is indeed a force for good. We are inspired by their efforts and honored to recognize them.”

Now in its sixth year, AACSB's Influential Leader honorees include nearly 250 business school graduates who have created lasting impact in business and society. All honorees have earned an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral degree from one of the more than 880 AACSB-accredited business schools worldwide. 

Each Influential Leader was nominated by their alma mater with inspiring stories, demonstrating how the honorees lead and innovate within their industries, contribute to their communities and encourage future business leaders. This year’s class represents AACSB-accredited business schools in 15 countries, and the honorees have impacted many industries including education, health care, technology and sustainability. The unique stories of each honoree, and how they are creating meaningful, lasting impact in the world, are available at aacsb.edu/influential-leaders.

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