Raj P. Gupta

Executive Chairman

As executive chairman of ESD, Raj Gupta leads the company's mission to improve society through the built environment. He works on long-term initiatives to support the company’s future, including building ESD’s board of directors, pursuing the acquisition of small- and medium-sized firms, developing career development paths for employees and promoting the ESD brand. He champions ESD's embrace of globalization and positions the firm to compete in our digital economy. Raj is actively involved with charitable organizations and is highly regarded as both a speaker and an author.


  • Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Master of Science, Communications
  • Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
  • Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, California, Bachelor of Arts, Management Engineering


  • Professional Engineer in the States of: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
  • LEED AP (LEED Accredited Professional)

Professional/Civic Affiliations

  • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers)
  • BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association International)
  • YPO (Young Presidents Organization)
  • Economic Club of Chicago
  • Adler Planetarium Board of Trustees
  • World Business Chicago Board of Directors