13 September 2019
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Thursday appointed internationally acclaimed development strategist and financial expert Sopnendu Mohanty as the advisor, digital and financial technology.
A press release issued by the State government said that Mohanty who has been appointed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will enjoy the rank and status of a Minister of State (MoS).
Mohanty has been assigned to collect direct feedback from beneficiaries on different schemes and programmes of the State government and inform the department concerned through the minister, the release added.
He will also give suggestions to various ministers for better implementation of schemes, the release further said.
It's expected that with Mohanty's efforts various welfare schemes of the State government will be more effective and productive at the ground level.
Mohanty is acclaimed for creating development strategies, public infrastructure and regulatory policies around technology innovation. He has spent over 20 years in various leadership roles globally in technology, finance and innovation and has co-authored several patented works in area of retail distribution of the financial sector.
Mohanty has been recognized internationally as a FinTech thought leader.