New Delhi: Rameesh Kailasam has been appointed as the CEO of IndiaTech, a voluntary industry association for creating a strong and vibrant internet-based tech and innovation ecosystem in India.
Rameesh Kailasam has been known for his work in the field of technology, innovation, governance and policy space. He comes with a strong history of having worked with government and industry and has authored, conceptualized, and contributed to several thought leadership driven strategic government policies.
“We are pleased to have someone with Rameesh’s caliber and track record to further the cause of growth in the internet- based technology and e-commerce space in India. We believe that his leadership will ensure better coordination between the association and its various stakeholders,” Deep Kalra, Chairman of MakeMyTrip, and founding member of IndiaTech.
Speaking on the appointment of Rameesh Kailasam, Ravi Mehta, founder of Steadview Capital and co-founder of IndiaTech, said, “For India’s economy to achieve its full potential in terms of growth and job creation, it needs a vibrant ecosystem of large home-grown internet companies, similar to what exists in China and the US. IndiaTech’s objective is to work with government, companies, investors, and other constituents to help achieve this objective. Rameesh will make for an excellent CEO of IndiaTech – he brings great experience, relationships, and energy. We look forward to working together.”
“I am delighted and honoured to be considered to lead IndiaTech. It is critical for India to have a voice for this sector that is destined to become the growth engine of the Indian economy. This sector has a strong potential to create jobs and promote innovation across the socio-economic strata. This industry, backed by the right supportive policy mechanism from the government, can have transformational impact similar to that internet commerce has had across the world and will usher the next big revolution in India,” Rameesh Kailasam said.
IndiaTech.org is working on expanding the digital economy, promoting programs to foster skilling and technology and encouraging creation of employee-friendly policies. The objective of IndiaTech is to aid Indian internet-enabled technology firms and investors with cutting-edge research, thought partnership, policy advocacy, and promotion of local entrepreneurship, thereby maximizing India’s potential in the internet space.
IndiaTech.org works with established as well as upcoming internet-based startups and angel investor groups and regulatory agencies to enable a vibrant Indian internet technology based ecommerce eco-system.
Members of the IndiaTech include MakeMyTrip, Ola, Hike, SoftBank, Steadview Capital, Quikr, Matrix Partners, Policybazaar, Kalaari Capital, Urban Ladder, Lenskart, Epiq Capital, A91 Partners, IDG Ventures.