Ramesh Abhishek serves as an Independent Director at Cyient. An IAS officer with decades of valuable experience as a bureaucrat, his last role was Secretary to the Government of India in the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) till 2019. Mr. Abhishek is an eminent reformer and brings expertise in governance, policy design and implementation, competitiveness and investment promotion, and intellectual property rights to his role. At Cyient, Mr. Abhishek is a member of the Strategy Committee. He also serves as Director at the US-India Business Council.
In his 37-year tenure with the Indian Administrative Service, Mr. Abhishek spearheaded a number of key government initiatives such as Make in India, Start-up India, and Ease of Doing Business. He played a crucial role in driving the Invest India initiative to strengthen investment promotion and usher in FDI. He also oversaw the implementation of the National IPR Policy 2016 and launched the Global Innovation Index in India in 2019 in conjunction with the World Intellectual Property Organization.
Mr. Abhishek holds a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, an MBA from Sikkim Manipal University, and a master’s in international politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University.