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Ravi Shankar Prasad, Mukesh Ambani get Estonia's e-residency

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

Shankar Prasad, India's richest man Mukesh and founder Bill Gates are among the holders of Estonia, its Ambassador to Riho Kruuv said here Thursday.

The e-residency, which enables entrepreneurs of any country to start a trusted location-independent EU company online, was offered as an honorarium to some of the prominent personalities across the globe.

After acquiring the e-residency, Ambani's has set up a subsidiary working in the digital and in the northwestern european country.

"Very prominent people are also Estonian of IT and Law and Justice honourable Shankar Prasad is an Estonian Business tycoon Mukesh is an

Pope and also (e-residents). This status has been given to world leaders and they have accepted it," he told reporters here.

is a government issued digital ID available to anyone in the world.

It offers freedom to any world citizen to start and run a global EU company fully online anywhere.

have access to the business environment and can use through their digital identity.

"But if you talk about Mukesh for example. The status was accorded to him with a broader perspective in mind.

He has a subsidiary in is developing digital solutions for jio digital platforms particularly for the Indian market.

They have hired the number of Estonian software developers to do the job," he added.

On the programme, the said there were already 2,174 Indian and they have created 275 companies.

"We expect this figure to grow exponentially in the coming years as the economic ties between between Estonia, and the depend further," he said.

Recently, and the had signed an MoU for cooperation on information and communications Technologies (ICT), cybersecurity and blockchain Technology, between the two.

is looking to enter into an MoU with the state government on mutual cooperation in the filed of higher education, he added.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 16:30 IST