Amit Kumar

Amit is an alumnus of University of Madras and Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Dehradun and in addition, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Applications and Master’s degree in Business Administration.

He has a strong career background and track record, combined with over 13 years of work experience across diverse sectors ranging from Banking, E-marketing & Industry Chambers.

In his present portfolio as Deputy Director – Defence and Aerospace at Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers (SIDM) C/o Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), he is mandated to work closely with the industry, government, think tanks, multilateral institutions and other stakeholders to usher in policy changes and make Indian Defence Industry globally competitive.

He has represented SIDM/ CII in various forums and committees set up by Ministry of Defence to evolve a policy framework for greater participation of private sector in defence production. He has initiated many projects for trade and investment promotion, conceptualized and organised various Consultative Fora, mounted business delegations to various countries.

Amit has spearheaded a number of important conferences and workshops facilitating exchange of meaningful information, workable ideas and innovative solutions among various stakeholders. Led SIDM/ CII expansion in the Defence & Aerospace domain in creating new initiatives to gain leadership vantage; created branded programmes, expanded outreach, expanded the scope of activities and focus areas, leveraged existing partnerships and created new partnerships for the organization with multilateral and bilateral agencies and created platforms to engage different stakeholders.