Amitabh Kant

Amitabh Kant

Amitabh Kant is the CEO of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog). He is the author of Branding India: An Incredible Story and has edited The Path Ahead: Transformative Ideas for India. Kant has been a key driver of the ‘Make in India’, ‘Startup India’, ‘Incredible India’ and ‘God’s Own Country’ initiatives that positioned India and Kerala as leading manufacturing and tourism destinations. In his capacity as Secretary (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) for the Government of India, he vigorously drove the Ease of Doing Business initiative and ranking of states on outcome parameters. These initiatives have led to India making a quantum jump in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Index. Kant is the recipient of Economic Times Policy Change Agent of the Year Award, the Bloomberg TV Personality of the year Award, the NDTV Administrator of the Year Award and the Distinguished Fellowship of the Institute of Directors.

 

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