Mr. Amitabh Kant is a member of the Indian Administrative Services, IAS, and presently posted as Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) – Government of India. He is responsible for the formulation and implementation of industrial policy and strategies for industrial development, monitoring the industrial growth, performance of specific industrial sectors, 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. He is also responsible for promotion of Productivity, Quality and Technical Cooperation.
He is also the Chairman of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) and National Productivity Council. He is the author of “Branding India – An Incredible Story”, and has been a key driver of the “Incredible India” and “God’s Own Country” campaigns which positioned and branded India and Kerala State as leading tourism destinations. Both campaigns have won international awards.
Mr. Kant was recently appointed as CEO of the NitiAyog.