The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) recently made a significant decision by electing Harsh Jain, the founder of Dream11, as its new chairperson. This move reflects the growing influence of Indian entrepreneurs in shaping policy-making within the dynamic technology and startup sector. Alongside Jain, Rajesh Magow of MakeMyTrip has been appointed as the vice chairperson, while Satyan Gajwani of Times Internet will serve as the Treasurer. The formation of a 24-member governing council, comprising industry leaders and devoid of Big Tech representation, signals a shift towards an industry-focused approach to drive growth and innovation.
Harsh Jain Takes the Helm as Chairperson
Harsh Jain, the visionary founder of Dream11, has assumed the role of Chairperson at IAMAI. With his extensive experience in the technology and startup landscape, Jain’s appointment signifies the increasing influence of Indian entrepreneurs in shaping the industry’s direction and policies. As the chairperson, Jain will play a pivotal role in driving initiatives that support the growth and development of the technology sector in India.
Rajesh Magow and Satyan Gajwani as Vice Chairperson and Treasurer
Joining Harsh Jain in key leadership positions is Rajesh Magow, the esteemed executive of MakeMyTrip, who has been appointed as the vice chairperson. Magow brings a wealth of expertise and industry knowledge to his role, contributing to the formulation of strategies and policies that promote innovation and advancement. Satyan Gajwani, representing Times Internet, assumes the position of Treasurer, responsible for overseeing the financial aspects of IAMAI’s operations.
A New Direction with the Governing Council
The establishment of a 24-member governing council marks a notable departure from the traditional approach, with an emphasis on industry representation and a departure from Big Tech dominance. The council comprises a diverse group of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts who will collectively shape the future trajectory of the technology and startup sector in India. With a focus on fostering growth and innovation, the council aims to create an enabling environment for entrepreneurs and drive industry-centric policies.
Promoting Industry-Focused Growth and Innovation
IAMAI’s new leadership, headed by Harsh Jain, seeks to champion an industry-focused approach to drive growth and innovation within the technology and startup sector. By empowering Indian entrepreneurs to influence policy-making, the association aims to facilitate an environment conducive to the development of groundbreaking technologies and business models. With the guidance of the governing council, IAMAI will play a crucial role in shaping the industry’s future and ensuring India’s position as a global hub for innovation and entrepreneurship.
The appointment of Harsh Jain as the Chairperson of IAMAI and the formation of a diverse governing council demonstrates the growing influence of Indian entrepreneurs in shaping policy-making and industry growth. With a focus on fostering innovation, the association, under Jain’s leadership, aims to create a conducive environment for the technology and startup sector to thrive. Through collaborative efforts and industry-centric policies, IAMAI and its leadership team strive to solidify India’s position as a global leader in technology and entrepreneurship.
About The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)
The Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) is a leading industry body representing the digital ecosystem in India. It was established in 2004 as a not-for-profit organization to address the challenges and opportunities within the rapidly evolving digital space. IAMAI acts as a voice for various stakeholders, including online businesses, digital content creators, e-commerce platforms, and mobile application developers.
The primary objective of IAMAI is to promote the growth and development of the digital industry in India. It actively engages with policymakers, regulators, and other relevant stakeholders to shape policies and regulations that foster a favorable environment for digital businesses to thrive. IAMAI advocates for progressive policies that drive innovation, investment, and inclusivity within the digital ecosystem.
IAMAI’s membership comprises a diverse range of companies, including major internet and mobile service providers, e-commerce platforms, social media platforms, digital payment solutions providers, online gaming companies, and content creators. This diverse membership base allows IAMAI to effectively represent the interests of the entire digital industry.
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