Parul Gupta has more than 15 years of experience in the education sector. For more than 7 years she has been working on the UK India bi-lateral programmes aimed at fostering cultural relations between India and the UK. She is currently heading the E-QUAL project funded by the European Commission. She is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to the project. Before joining this role she was a part of the UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI) funded by the Government of UK and India. In this role she led on all the programme initiatives around Skills Development. In her role she was successful in positioning UK in India as a country of choice for the Skills Development sector. She has led ministerial delegations and has worked closely with the Indian and the UK Government on policy issues and their reforms. She has led on the full cost recovery and the grant projects. Stakeholder management is one of her key strengths. She possesses strong, analytical and interpersonal skills and has an ability to work across teams in a multi-cultural environment.