Delegate Profile

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Industry / Sector
Agriculture & Allied Services, Consultancy, Trade
Personal Profile
Abhilash Puljal is a trained social scientist, a trade strategy and private sector development specialist with an entrepreneurial spirit. He has over eighteen years of experience advising public and private sectors, multi-laterals and industry associations in conceptualising and implementing sustainable ventures, developing business strategies, interpreting and advising on policy and regulatory matters across agriculture, renewable energy, healthcare and education verticals. He is passionate about developmental issues affecting the Global South and is working actively on the South-South development concept by connecting sustainable technologies and building efficient capacities for Small Medium Enterprise (SME) businesses of middle and low-income economies of Africa and Asia. Abhilash is currently advising the European Union Delegation in New Delhi on the India-EU Trilateral Cooperation Strategy; advising the government of the Republic of Gabon on exports to India and assisting them in discussing a Business and Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (BIPPA), Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) and Social Security Agreement (SSA) with India. Furthermore, he is also advising several Indian private enterprises on their entry strategies into countries in Sub Saharan Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Until recently, he advised the Government of Sri Lanka, through the International Trade Centre (ITC), Geneva, on a European Union funded programme to design and draft the National Export Strategy for Sri Lanka. He led the study for two sectors and one trade support function. He also advised the Government of Bihar on a DFID funded project - GROW Bihar. As a part of GROW-Bihar, he designed and drafted various policies for the Department of Industries such as the Bihar Khadi Policy, BIADA (Amendment) Act, besides providing other transaction advisory services for implementation of the Single Window Investment System. Moreover, he also advised in the implementation of the SITA project for the ITC, Geneva in Rwanda and Ethiopia, where he redrafted the Pulses Sector Value Chain Strategy for the Government of Ethiopia.
Company Profile
Abhilash Puljal is a proprietorship firm founded by Mr Abhilash Puljal in 2015, which aims to address the global challenges of development through designing sustainable strategies, connecting capital and ideating innovative projects with a multi-sectoral expertise across Africa and Asia. We partner with a range of experts, community-based organisations, think-tanks, governments and wide array of companies throughout the world providing an eclectic mix of advisory, investment, research and design services. Abhilash Puljal, is a boutique advisory firm, founded as a proprietary concern by Mr. Abhilash Puljal. The firm has over 450 years of combined experience with economists, strategists, political scientists, lawyers, chartered accountants, company secretaries, trade experts, M&E consultants and financial advisors on-board. The firm based in New Delhi has experts based globally. The firm has actively been working on developmental issues affecting the global South and is focussed on the South-South development concept by connecting sustainable technologies and building efficient capacities for businesses of middle and low-income economies of Africa and Asia. Our mission is to facilitate international development cooperation through expanding trade and opportunities for developing countries by designing solutions that are inclusive, sustainable and have a positive tangible impact on the ground. We envisage to alleviate poverty in the developing world by promoting private sector growth through South-South cooperation.

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