Amit is responsible for driving Asian Paints strategic initiatives and engagements in India and International markets spread across Africa, Middle East, South Asia and Asia Pacific. Amit works towards shaping conducive policy landscape, partnerships, market access initiatives, as also, strategic investment, merger/acquisition decisions of the Asian Paints Group. Amit is currently elected as the Chairman of the Government engagement committee at Indian Paint Association. He also plays a very active and value adding role in various committees in sectoral specific committees and councils.
Prior to joining Asian paints, Amit was Director Government Affairs, South Asia for Medtronic wherein he was extensively involved in public private partnerships, bilateral and multilateral dialogues, Market Access and healthcare policy. Amit was awarded with the ‘Needle Mover’ title by MTAI (Medical technology association of India). Prior to Medtronic, Amit was heading the Government Affairs (India) for Mondelez India. Amit also represented the region AMEA (Asia pacific, middle-east and Africa) in the global center for excellence for Government and Public Affairs where he contributed to the global strategy for managing public and government affairs activities around the world. At Mondelez, Amit was awarded the regional (AMEA) award titled ‘AMEAZing Award’ for successfully managing Government relations. Amit was elected as the Vice President of Indian Confectionary Manufacturers Association (ICMA).
Earlier, Amit had worked in various capacities in Asian Paints, Ingersoll Rand, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS) - An Indian Army think tank. Amit had lead and been instrumental in setting up large greenfield investment projects and affecting strategic business partnerships in the private and public sector.
Amit is an acclaimed author. He has about 35 publications (Indian and international) to his credit. Amit is an M.Phil in International relations from CIPOD, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He obtained his Master’s degree in History and Bachelors in Science.
Amit enjoys Yoga, analyzing developments in International, national political, economic and social space. He also likes reading and discussing philosophy, human evolution and advancement in Technology.
Amit is married to Garima who heads Global corporate Affairs for Hero Motocorp. They are blessed with two Sons -Adhiraj & Ahaan.