Anil Bhardwaj is Secretary General of Federation of Indian Micro and Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME), New Delhi and holds a Masters in International Trade. After serving for almost a decade in Private Sector in international trade, he moved on to take up the challenge of leading a national federation of SME sector.
His specializations include industrial and trade policy issues and framework conditions of promotional and regulatory environment for SMEs and Market Access issues of MSMEs Multilateral Trade Negotiations (such as WTO) and at Regional Trade Agreements.
He has served on many high profile Committees recent being as member of Domodaran Committee on Regulatory Reforms in India and a member of Drafting Committee on National Voluntary Guidelines for Responsible Business under Ministry of Corporate Affairs. He has advised and worked on several SME development projects supported by Govt. of India, ILO, UNCTAD, UNIDO, UNDP, UNESCAP, ITC & UNCTAD (Geneva), UNDP, ADB, Asian Productivity Council (Tokyo), EU, DFID, GTZ, Commonwealth (London) among others. He has authored books and guides for SMEs. He writes regularly on Indian MSME issues and has recently started writing a Blog- ‘The wind beneath the wings’ for India’s largest business daily The Economic Times.
He is also on Governing Board of Entrepreneurship Development Institute (EDI), Ahmedabad.