In this episode, we have with us India’s G20 Sherpa, Mr. Amitabh Kant. Mr. Kant served as the CEO of NITI Aayog for over 6 years. It was under Mr. Kant's aegis as CEO of NITI Aayog that the Shoonya - Zero Pollution Mobility campaign was launched in September 2021. He is a member of the Indian Administrative Service (Kerala Cadre: 1980 Batch). He is the author of ‘Branding India – An Incredible Story’ and has been a key driver of ‘Make in India’, Startup India, ‘Incredible India’ and ‘God’s Own Country’ initiatives, which positioned and branded India and the state of Kerala as leading manufacturing and tourism destinations.
He has been the recipient of several awards such as the Economic Time Policy Change Agent of the Year Award, the Bloomberg TV Personality of the Year Award, the NDTV Administrator of the Year Award, One Globe Award-2016, and the Distinguished Fellowship of the Institute of Directors.
Mr. Kant was educated at Modern School, Delhi. He then pursued a BA in Economics from St. Stephens, Delhi University, an MA in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and was a Chevening Scholar. He has also undertaken the Mid-Career Programme of Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
This episode is hosted by Mr. Randheer Singh – Director, E-Mobility, NITI Aayog.