Transforming The Food Economy
3-5 November, 2017 | Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India


Mr. Amit Agarwal

Mr. Amit Agarwal

Designation : VP and Country Head

Company : Amazon,USA

Industry : Diversified E-commerce & Retail

Headquarters : Seattle, USA

Speaking in : Retail – Base of A Billion Consumers

Global Presence :

  •  Amazon has separate retail websites for the United States, the United Kingdom and Ireland, France, Canada, Germany, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, Japan, China, India, and Mexico. Amazon also offers international shipping to certain other countries for some of its products.

India Presence :

  • The Company offers a host of services in India and has its headquarters in Bangalore, India. Amazon has emerged as one of the major retail companies in India

Company Profile :

  • Amazon is the largest Internet-based retailer in the world by total sales and market capitalization headquartered in Seattle, USA.
  • Amazon is one of the most valuable fortune 500 public internet companies in the world. In 2017, the company appeared at rank #12 on fortune 500 America list with revenues of USD135.98 Billion. It also appeared on the fortune global 500 list at #44.
  • Amazon has a wide variety of services such as Amazon web services, IMDB, cloud computing services, Amazon devices, Prime and recently entered in the business of Food retail in US through acquisition of Whole Foods Market.

Personal Profile :

  • Amit Agarwal is the Vice president and Country Manager for Amazon India. He is responsible for Amazon’s consumer and seller businesses in India, including operations (launched in May 2013). Prior to taking on this role, he was responsible for Amazon’s country expansion efforts including launching Amazon’s retail presence in Italy and Spain.
  • Mr. Agarwal joined in 1999, and has led several new initiatives in the formative stages of Amazon’s seller, web-services and external payments businesses, and played a crucial role in Amazon’s recent international expansion efforts.
  • Amit was chosen to be Jeff’s technical Advisor at a young age of 33. “Technical advisors” are a chosen few that work side by side with J Bezos and are then selected to take on some of the most critical roles at Amazon. Amit Agarwal held this role from 2007 to 2009.
  • Post this stint he was made responsible for International Expansion and launched Amazon’s presence in Italy and Spain before coming to India. Amit has also been a key member of the team at Amazon that invented and built the notion of marketplace which has now emerged as a key lever for Amazon’s growth.

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