Nandan Nilekani to protect India's retail sector from Walmart and Amazon

the goal is to eventually rein in Amazon.com Inc. and Walmart Inc.-owned Flipkart, which is famous for its online dominance

Nandan Nilekani to protect India's retail sector from Walmart and Amazon
Nandan Nilekani to protect India's retail sector from Walmart and Amazon (Image: Bloombergquint)

Nandan Nilekani, co-founder of software behemoth Infosys Ltd. is assisting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the creation of an open technology network aimed at leveling the competitive landscape for small businesses in India's scattered but rapidly rising US$1 trillion retail market.

Nilekani has previously lead a massive government program to provide biometric identity for India's almost 1.4 billion citizens.