Amitabh Kant

Secretary DIPP & Chairman DMICDC

Mr. Amitabh Kant is Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Government of India. He is responsible for formulation and implementation of industrial policy and strategies for industrial development, formulation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy and Promotion and facilitation of FDI, Policies related to Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) in the fields of Patents, Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications. Amitabh Kant has been the key driver of “God’s Own Country” & “Incredible India” campaigns which branded and marketed Kerala and India as tourism destinations. As Secretary, DIPP, he is incharge of the “Make in India” initiative. He is the author of “Branding India – An Incredible Story”.

Amitabh Kant is also Chairman of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) and National Productivity Council. The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) is being developed by Government of India as a global manufacturing and investment destination supported by world class infrastructure and enabling policy framework. The DMIC project is aimed at the development of futuristic, smart industrial cities in India which will converge and integrate next generation technologies across sectors. The DMIC cities will address not merely the urbanization requirements of India, but with manufacturing as the main economic base, will also contribute significantly to the economic growth of India.

B.A. Economic (Hons) St. Stephen’s college, Delhi University.
M.A. Jawaharlal Nehru University, JNU.
Chevening Scholar.

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