Aninda V. DasGupta, Senior VP - International

Aninda DasGuptaAninda DasGupta joined A. O. Smith as senior vice president-international in June 2018.  In this role, he has profit and loss responsibility for the company’s water heating and water treatment businesses in Europe, India, Turkey, Vietnam, and Hong Kong SAR.  In addition, he oversees export sales in the Asia-Pacific region and is responsible for business development and acquisition activities throughout Asia.  Aninda also serves as chairman and president of A. O. Smith Holdings (Barbados) SRL, located in Hong Kong SAR.  

Aninda joined A. O. Smith after working the last six years at OSRAM GmbH, one of the world’s largest lighting companies.  Since 2014, he had served as vice president in several roles including head of strategic marketing, head of e-commerce, and general manager of the flex and signage business lines for the LED Lamps and Digital Systems business units.  From 2012 to 2014, he served as vice president and head of sales and marketing in the Asia Pacific region for OSRAM’s General Lighting business units.   

He has also held general management and sales/marketing leadership positions at:  DMC Worldwide, a maker of leading brands of consumer electronics and social content services that was headquartered in New York; IndoSino Group, a provider of marketing, sales, and sourcing services operating out of Hong Kong SAR; Harvard International Plc, headquartered in Hong Kong SAR, a manufacturer of a wide range of consumer products; Flextronics , a leading global contract manufacturing and engineering services provider; and Royal Philips N.V.  

Aninda earned a Bachelor’s Degree in electronics engineering from MS University of Baroda, India.  He also earned master’s degrees in computer and systems engineering as well as in business administration from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, N.Y., and Kellogg-HKUST, Northwestern University, Ill., and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.