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Amitabh Kant, G20 Sherpa, Govt. of India

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The present G20 Sherpa, Govt. of India, and Ex-CEO, NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant has been working towards ease of doing business and digital payments in India among others.

Armed with a BA (Hons) in Economics from St Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and an MA, from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Amitabh Kant is a Chevening Scholar. He has worked as CMD, ITDC, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, Secretary, Tourism, Government of Kerala, Managing Director, Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation, District Collector, Kozhikode, and Managing Director, Matsyafed.

When he was working in Kerala, he was involved in structuring the Calicut Airport as a private sector project based on User’s Free and developed the BSES Power Project and Mattancherry Bridge under Private Public Partnership. He also introduced fiberglass crafts and outboard motor technology in the fisheries sector and launched beach level auctions that helped traditional fishermen enhance their income.

Read the full story that first appeared in Hotelier India’s Jan 2023 issue here:

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