Dr. Amit Kapoor is Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness, India; Prosperity Institute of India and Professor of Strategy at Management Development Institute. He is an affiliate faculty for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness & Value Based Health Care Delivery courses of Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School. Amit has been inducted into the Competitiveness Hall of Fame at Harvard Business School, which is administered by Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School on December 11, 2012. Amit is a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics and Business Strategy and has received the Ruth Greene Memorial Award winner for writing the best case of the year, by North American Case Research Association (NACRA). He has been invited by Kennedy School of Government & Harvard Law School, Harvard University; World Economic Forum at its India Economic Summit and Asia Summit to present his views on various issues and themes like strategy, outsourcing and economic development. Amit is the author of India City Competitiveness Report, India State Competitiveness Report, India State Sustainability Report, Livability Report et al. He is also a columnist with Mint, Financial Express, Outlook Business and Governance Now. Based on his work two awards have been constituted within the country titled “State Competitiveness Awards” by Mint & Hindustan Times wherein the Chief Ministers are awarded and “Institute for Competitiveness Mint Strategy Awards” wherein the corporates are awarded for their strategic acumen.
Neera has a deep passion for organizing events and coordinating activities. As a program coordinator at the institute, she has administration responsibilities and manages all events organized by IFC.
Anand Mohan Sharma
Anand Sharma works in the field of Enhancing Competitiveness, Competitive Advantage and Leveraging Technology for Success. He is also involved in many consulting assignments of advising policy makers, trade bodies, government and corporate in the area of strategy, social development and economic progress. He has helped in developing the framework for the Indian State Competitiveness Report and City Competitiveness Report. Mr. Sharma contributes many articles on the subject relevant to the regional competitiveness of the states.
Being a senior researcher with the organization Ankita, handles SAAR and our research publications such as City Competitiveness Report, Liveability index etc. She holds an advanced diploma in German language and did her MBA in Business Sustainability from The Energy & Resources Institute, New Delhi.
Sankalp has a deep interest in research and its implications for Business Consulting and strategy formulation. He has a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering and an MBA in Technology Management.
Editor and Curator
Lakshmi is the Head of the Thinkers50 initiative in India. A graduate of the Global MBA programe from the SDA Bocconi School of Management, Milan, Italy, she brings to bear 15 years of rich experience as a Professional Educator. Lakshmi graduated in Economics (Honours) followed by Masters of Philosophy in Political Science all from the University of Delhi. She is also proficient in the Italian language (level A2).
He has specialized in Marketing and Commercial Direction from the Basque Business University of Sarriko. He will focus his research on the Industrial Competitiveness of India.
She is engaged in projects such as Thinkers50 and Energy Competitiveness Report. She specialises in the energy sector with an MBA currently being pursured from the Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon after working in Siemens Ltd. for two years.