Alok Ranjan is a retired I.A.S Officer with 38 years of
distinguished service. He retired as the Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh
(Executive head of the state) in 2016.
An established leader, with extensive experience of
management and administration across Industries and sectors including
education, economics, finance, agriculture, industrial governance,public policy
and more. Some of the prominent positions held by him during service include Infrastructure
and Industrial Commissioner U.P, Agriculture Production Commissioner U.P,
Principal Secretary Urban Development & Technical Education, Joint
Secretary Defence (Govt. of India) and Secretary to the Chief Minister of U.P
amongst many others. Post retirement from I.A.S, he held the office of Chief
Advisor to Chief Minister of U.P (Cabinet Minister Rank) and Chairman UPSIDC
(Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation), where he oversaw all
development initiatives for the State of Uttar Pradesh. He is currently serving
on the board of directors for Bennett Coleman University, as Honorary Advisor
to the PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry, as Chairman Indo-Latin Chamber
of Commerce and multiple other organizations. He is also serving as Adjunct
Professor for various leading universities.
As an established thought leader and public speaker he gives
keynote and motivational talks on various subjects including Management,
Leadership, Motivation, Governance, Public Policy and more. Core audience of
his talks include private and public corporate houses, business forums/conclaves
and leading educational institutions. He has also authored two books, and
writes articles for leading national publications such as Times of India,
Economic Times, Business Standard, HT and more.
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