M N VIDYASHANKAR

IAS (Retd.)

  • 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;
    Registrar UIDAI.
  • 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.