Amazon’s Amit Agarwal appointed as IAMAI chairman

Amit Agarwal, senior vice-president, Amazon and country manager, India, has been appointed as the new chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India [IAMAI]. He assumes office at a time when the industry is going through a growth trajectory with more than 500 million internet users in India.

Commenting on his appointment, Agarwal said, “This is an exciting phase in the growth story of internet in India. As the internet revolution continues to be a socio-economic leveler, offering barrier-free access to Indian customers and small businesses in the remotest areas, I am excited that we are coming together as an industry to help truly harness the potential of the internet and emerging technologies such as AI in addressing India-specific problems at scale. I look forward to IAMAI continuing to offer a thoughtful platform for the industry to collaborate with the government, academia & think-tanks and other relevant stakeholders to leverage the digital ecosystem and contribute to India’s growth.”

He added, “We will continue to offer evidence-based insights to not only be trusted as thought leaders in the emerging areas of tomorrow but also in the debates today. The association remains committed therefore to bring forward non-partisan leading reports that include multiple perspectives to help lay the road map for achieving the 1 trillion dollar digital economy along with job creation, improving livelihood and contribution to the overall GDP of the country.”

Apart from Agarwal, there have been certain other key appointments at IAMAI. Yatra co-founder and CEO Dhruv Shringi has taken up the charge as vice chairman. He succeeds MakeMyTrip founder and group CEO Deep Kalra.

Times Internet vice chairman Satyan Gajwani has been elected as the new Treasurer of the association. Dr. Subho Ray continues to be the president of the association. The tenure of the new council is for two years.

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