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. The core audience of his talks includes 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.