Amit Kapoor
Honorary Chairman

Dr. Amit Kapoor is Honorary Chairman at Institute for Competitiveness, India and Prosperity Institute of India in addition to being the President & CEO of the India Council on Competitiveness. He sits on the board of Competitiveness initiatives in MexicoNetherlands, France & Italy in addition to being advisor to Thinkers50 and participant with the Global Solutions Network of Martin Prosperity Institute & Rotman School of Management. He is an affiliate faculty for the Microeconomics of Competitiveness & Value Based Health Care Delivery courses of Institute of Strategy and CompetitivenessHarvard Business School. He 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. Amit is a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics and Business Strategy and has received the Ruth Greene Memorial Award 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; Pennsylvania State University to address the Vice Chancellors & Academic Leaders training programs; 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 (Complete list of speaking engagements). Amit is the author of India City Competitiveness Report, India State Competitiveness Report, India State Sustainability Report, Livability Report, Creative Economy of Indian Cities, Creative Economy of Indian States et al. He has also contributed in a recent report by World Economic Forum on “Competitiveness of Cities”. He has been a columnist with Mint, Financial Express, Outlook Business & Governance Now in addition to penning down several academic pieces (Complete set of articles & publications). Based on his work three awards have been constituted within the country titled “State Competitiveness Awards” by Mint & Hindustan Times wherein the Chief Ministers are awarded, “Best City Awards” wherein the heads of City administration are awarded and “Institute for Competitiveness ­Mint Strategy Awards” wherein the corporates are awarded for their strategic acumen.  He chairs the jury and curates the Porter Prize in addition to curating events like National Competitiveness Forum, Thinkers 50 (India) etc. He also sits on the jury of Mobi Prize, which is a University of Michigan SMART initiative. He tweets @arthsastra and maintains a professional profile at LinkedIn.

Neera Vohra
Program Coordinator

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
Institute Associate

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.

Ansul Pachouri
Institute Associate

Anshul’s research interests lies in area of job creation, competitiveness and Innovation policy. He has contributed many policy briefs and papers at various International conferences and leading universities. Having a keen interest in youth diplomacy, he had also been part of reputed International youth conferences worldwide such as Harvard Conference of Harvard Project of Asian and International Relations (HPAIR). He had also been part of Indian Youth Delegation to UN Headquarters, New York and New York Stock Exchange during Kairos Global Summit, 2011. Anshul has completed dual degree management programme from Jaypee Institute of Information Technology, Noida.

Ankita Garg
Senior Researcher

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 Sharma
Senior Researcher


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.

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