Founder Director of 5th Indian Institute of Management at Kozhikode, Dr Gautam was the 1stHead of the 1st statutory Management Department in the IIT pantheon, at IIT-Delhi.1st Dean KPMG Academy; Team Leader, Consulting team, 7th IIM in Shillong , he also served as Sr. MD and Principal Economic Adviser Protiviti (I) Mem Pvt Ltd.
He has been on significant committees of Government of India including the cabinet secretariat. He has served on the Board of entities in India and abroad He has practiced Management
Development interventions in significant enterprises in India and abroad in UAE; Germany; Bharain, Saudi Arabia; Malaysia etc.
He has been a Visitor to Universities of Cambridge; Brunel; Manchester ;Hull; London; Duke; Minnesota; Penn State; Dominican University; Toronto; York; China campuses of Victoria University, Switzerland; Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo; ULA and Central Univ, Venezuela.
A past Director of IFTDO and President ARTDO International, he is President Emeritus of ISTD.