Amitabh Kant, IAS, Chief Executive Officer, NITI Aayog, Govt. of India receiving Golden Peacock Award for Leadership in Economic Transformation - 2017

Amitabh Kant is presently CEO, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI). He is a member of the Indian Administrative Service, IAS (Kerala Cadre: 1980 batch). He is the author of Branding India-An Incredible Story. He has been a key driver of several international award winning campaigns, i.e. the "Make in India", Startup India, "Incredible India" and God's Own Country". These initiatives have positioned India and Kerala as leading manufacturing, travel & tourism destinations.

In his capacity as Secretary (Industries) Govt. of India, he initiated the Ease of Doing Business initiative and ranking of States on defined parameters. It is a pioneering effort in India.