Shri Ramesh Abhishek is Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, the key Department that is spearheading key Government initiatives such as Make in India, Start-up India, Ease of Doing Business, Intellectual Property Rights and Industrial Corridors in the country.
During Shri Abhishek’s term, India has seen a remarkable jump of 30 ranks in the World Bank Doing Business Report 2018. Several FDI reforms were done and record FDI inflow of 60 billion US $ received in 2016-17.
As Chairman of Invest India, Shri Abhishek has guided the investment promotion agency into facilitating 500+ foreign investment proposals worth over USD 85 billion in just two years, out of which over USD 7.5 billion have already been grounded.
Shri Abhishek joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1982 and was allotted the Bihar Cadre. He has handled a number of important assignments both in the State and Centre and has also worked in the United Nations in Kosovo as Civil Affairs Officer.
Shri Abhishek has a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School. He also has a Masters Degree in Business Administration in Finance as well as a Masters Degree in International Relations.