Amazon India head Amit Agarwal takes over as IAMAI Chairman
Amazon India Senior Vice-President and Country Head Amit Agarwal has been named as the new Chairman of Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) on Tuesday.
He succeeds former Google India MD Rajan Anandan.
Amit Agarwal, Senior Vice-President and Country Head, Amazon India
"Agarwal assumes office at a time when the industry is going through a growth trajectory with more than 500 million internet users in India," IAMAI said in a statement.
Yatra Co-founder and CEO Dhruv Shringi will take over as the new Vice Chairman of IAMAI, who is replacing Deep Kalra (Founder and Group CEO of MakeMyTrip), the statement said.
The tenure of the new council is for two years, it added.
"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 (artificial intelligence) in addressing India-specific problems at scale," Agarwal said.
He added that IAMAI remains committed to bring forward non-partisan reports that include multiple perspectives to help lay the road map for achieving the $1 trillion digital economy along with job creation.
Established in 2004, by leading online publishers IAMAI is not-for-profit, which looks at expanding and enhancing the online and mobile value-added services sectors.
Along with this the industry body addresses challenges faced by the digital and online industry including mobile content and services, online publishing, mobile advertising, online advertising, ecommerce and mobile and digital payments among others.
The association has a membership of nearly 300 Indian and overseas companies, and offices in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Kolkata.