Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) today announced that Sanjay Gupta, vice president and managing director, Google India has been elected as the chairman of the industry body for the period 2021-23. He succeeds Amit Agarwal, Senior Vice President and Country Manager, India of Amazon.
IAMAI has also elected Ajit Mohan, vice president and managing director, Facebook India as its vice chairman while Harshil Mathur, CEO & Co-Founder, Razorpay has been elected as the new treasurer of IAMAI.
“Connecting over a billion Indians to the opportunities, the Internet, it can empower businesses, scale access to education, healthcare and drive financial inclusions in the country. As a country, India has made tremendous progress and has proven the ability to deliver towards this vision. At this critical moment, the onus is on all of us to ensure that we make responsible progress towards delivering this vision, respecting everyone’s right to privacy, ensuring their safety and making the Internet a powerful engine for India’s economic growth,” said Sanjay Gupta.
Ajit Mohan replaces industry veteran Dhruv Shringi, Co-Founder and CEO of Yatra.com. Ajit Mohan said, “IAMAI has long played a positive role in ensuring that India’s exciting digital transformation delivers for everyone in the country. At a time when digital is playing an increasingly important role in peoples’ lives, we are committed to bringing the best of this industry to be an enabling force for good for India,” said Mohan.
Harshil Mathur, CEO and co-founder of the fintech startup, Razorpay succeeds Satyan Gajwani, vice chairman, Times Internet Limited. “Sixteen months ago, there was very little attention paid to financial inclusion of small and medium businesses, the underserved economy. But the last few months of the pandemic changed that. Trust, innovation, and convenience have driven this phenomenal digital adoption,” said Mathur.