Educated in Delhi throughout – from schooling to Post Graduation.
Obtained M.A. Degree in Economics and M.Phil. degree from the
Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.
Obtained a post graduate degree from Harvard University, USA.
Joined Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in the year 1982.
Served in different Departments in the State Government, & in
Government of India – was Chairman, BWSSB; Commissioner, BDA;
Worked as Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka; Principal Secretary, Department of
e-Governance and the Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and
Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka, over a long stint, and worked as
Additional Chief Secretary to Govt., Commerce & Industries Department.
Serving as Chairman/Director in more than a dozen Boards & Corporations – both
national and multinational.
Currently Working as President – India Electronics and Semiconductor Association – a
premier national business-trade body in the electronics & semiconductor space.
Major areas of interest: Downsizing, right-sizing, Re-engineering, E-Governance,
Customer Relations Management (CRM); Start-up triggers.