Scenario Planning and Trust Amidst a Time of War

Karan Gupta, Head of Strategy, KG International FZCO​

How to build Trust​

Providing authentic leadership and strategic governance

Employ effective and active compliance, safety, security, and protection programs​

Developing technology and scope for innovation​

Accountability and consistent adherence to ethical standards​

Collaboration, transparency and accountability with workers at all levels ​

Prioritize customer relationship and product quality​

Proactive and transparent in financial reporting​

Promoting employee mental and physical health​

Proactively manage third-party relationships and value chain risk​

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Author & Acknowledgements

Karan Gupta
Head of Strategy
Karan leads KG International’s growth strategy in terms of partnerships, market/product expansion and penetration, operating efficiencies, and customer experience. Karan is a seasoned strategist having worked with Deloitte Consulting in the US for a variety of Fortune 500 clients in many industries. He worked across a range of strategic issues such as corporate / business unit strategy, M&A, operating model transformation, offering innovation, new product launches, etc. around the world.

Karan obtained degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics from the University of California, Riverside where he focused his research on Fault Modeling of Bearings and Induction Motors.
We would like to express our immense gratitude to the following team members for their contribution to this article:
  • Rohit Gupta, CEO
  • Mazhar Hussein, Head of Procurement
  • Ashish Jain, Purchasing Manager
  • Reema Dsouza, Strategy Analyst
  • Vihan Thakkar, Strategy Analyst


KG International is a leading global private Bearing brand and is a key distributor for leading automotive and industrial brands spanning many products, such as:

Bearings & Housings


Linear Motion Products

Linear Motion Products

Gearboxes & Motors

Grease & Lubricant

Commercial Vehicle Spare Parts

KG started its journey 53+ years ago and is a pioneer for transforming Dubai into the Global Bearing Hub it is today. Through our journey, we have developed markets for a variety of global brands and have learned a myriad of lessons along the way to better serve our customers and suppliers. Today, we have 80+ team members around the world, we operate out of a 250,000+ sqft facility in Dubai which holds 24m+ items, and we serve customers across 14+ industries in 45+ countries.
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