• October 17, 2021

The Aatmnirbhar Digital India Foundation welcomes Sh. Ramesh Abhishek as Advisor

New Delhi, 2021 – The Aatmnirbhar Digital India Foundation (ADIF), an industry body representing India’s digital and technology startups, today announced that seasoned bureaucrat and reformer Sh Ramesh Abhishek has joined the Foundation as an Advisor.

The ADIF has been created to best represent the aspirations and interests of India’s dynamic startup ecosystem. The Foundation’s vision is to make India a world leader in the technology ecosystem by ensuring a level playing field for Indian organisations and to enable the flow of Indian and international investments to build products and services for Indian and global consumers. The Foundation is bringing on board eminent experts and researchers who can support India’s fast growing startups in their journey to reach their true potential.

“We are honored to have Sh. Ramesh Abhishek come on board the Aatmnirbhar Digital India Foundation as an Advisor. Our goal is to ensure an open, fair, neutral and democratic digital ecosystem in India and to make India the world’s largest, inclusive and self-reliant ecosystem for building digital products and services. We will do this by listening to and understanding the challenges of the startup and digital ecosystem and by becoming the voice of entrepreneurs for policymakers and regulators. The support and guidance offered by Sh. Ramesh Abhishek, with his rich and extensive experience in governance and public policy, will be a valuable asset to India’s startups,” said Ajay Data, Secretary-General, ADIF.

Speaking about his support to ADIF, Sh. Ramesh Abhishek said, “I am excited to support the Aatmnirbhar Digital India Foundation as an Advisor. India’s digital & startup ecosystem is an important driving force in propelling the country towards a stronger and economically advanced future. Indian startups and technology companies are at the forefront of global technological innovation. The leadership provided by the Aatmnirbhar Digital India Foundation will go a long way in strengthening India’s digital ecosystem.”

Sh. Ramesh Abhishek is a retired IAS officer of 1982 batch. In an illustrious career spanning 37 years, he focused on promoting good governance, public policy, competitiveness, regulatory & judicial reforms, policy design & implementation, intellectual property rights, investment promotion & facilitation and institution building. In his last appointment as the Secretary of the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DIPP), he was instrumental in facilitating and building some of the unique large-scale and most impactful initiatives of the Government of India that include ‘Make in India’ and ‘Startup India’.

About Aatmnirbhar Digital India Foundation:The Aatmnirbhar Digital India Foundation (ADIF) is an initiative to support technology startups in India become self-reliant and self-sustainable by offering policy-level leadership. At its core, the ADIF will contribute to the Aatmnirbhar Bharat campaign. A core group of Indian startup founders and other stakeholders in the startup ecosystem have come together to form the ADIF, so technology startups can play a larger role in building a vibrant Aatmnirbhar Bharat. The ADIF’s goal is to ensure a seat at the decision-making table for startups in India.

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