Speakers

Krishna Kishore IRS

CEO, Andhra Pradesh Economic, Development Board

Mr. Krishna Kishore Jasthi is an officer from Indian Revenue Service belonging to the 1990 batch of the Indian Civil Services. Known for his hard work, outstanding calibre, numerous achievements and impeccable integrity. He took up the reigns of the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (EDB) as its Chief Executive Officer in 2016 and in a span of few months, he was instrumental in positioning EDB as the premier organization in the state of Andhra Pradesh for promoting investments and developing policies for economic development of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India.

Belonging to a family of legal luminaries, Mr. Kishore’s father Justice J. Eswara Prasad is an eminent judge with a very distinguished record, who held distinguished positions including that of a Judge of the Andhra Pradesh High Court and the Karnataka High Court. His mother Mrs. J. Chamanthi is an eminent lawyer. Prior to joining the Indian Civil Services, Mr. Kishore successfully passed the formidable Chartered Accountancy exam. As an officer of the Indian Revenue Service, held high-level posts, including the Commissioner of Income Tax (Appeals) in Vijayawada, the administrative Commissioner of Income Tax in Guntur and later went on to be appointed as the prestigious Private Secretary to Union Minister of Civil Aviation, Government of India.

Through his many engagements, Mr. Kishore has been instrumental in placing the state of Andhra Pradesh on the world-map as an attractive global investment destination by initiating partnerships with countries such as France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Japan, China, Malaysia and Singapore. Known for his efficient leadership skills and managerial capabilities in handling the large mandate of the organization while simultaneously delivering demanding targets, Mr. Kishore is truly an inspiring personality and a distinguished bureaucrat of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Known for his efficient leadership skills and managerial capabilities in handling the large mandate of the organization while simultaneously delivering demanding targets, Mr. Kishore is truly an inspiring personality and a distinguished bureaucrat of the state of Andhra Pradesh.