Hon'ble Suresh Prabhu
Hon'ble Suresh PrabhuMinister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation
Government of India
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A Chartered Accountant armed with a Law degree, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Commerce and Industry and Civil Aviation, Government of India, is known as a man of action, having penchant for undertaking reforms and scripting turnarounds.

In a short span as the Minister for Commerce and Industry, he has highlighted areas such as trade promotion, investment promotion, boosting domestic manufacturing, and institutionalizing evidence-informed policymaking – where a focused approach will be adopted. Introducing an Agriculture Export Policy, setting up Investment War Room, implementation plan for Make in India 2.0, and setting up a Data Analytics Unit are some of the steps being taken to address each of the areas respectively.

Before assuming charge as the Minister for Commerce and Industry, Shri Suresh Prabhu was the Minister for Railways. He was also appointed as the Prime Minister’s Sherpa, the official Emissary of the Prime Minister of India in the G20 forum, from 2014-15. Four times Lok Sabha MP, he is currently representing Andhra Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha.

Shri Suresh Prabhu is known as a global visionary and renowned thought leader. He has travelled to over 100 countries and engaged with various international forums. He featured among the top three Indian leaders of the future by a leading publication, Hong Kong in its cover story "Giant on the Move.” He has been actively involved with a large number of social, cultural, and co-operative organizations. He is also the Chairperson of Manav Sadhan Vikas Sanstha, an NGO working towards empowerment of people.

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