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Mr.-K.-JAIRAJ

Mr. K. JAIRAJ


A MEMBER OF THE 1976 BATCH OF THE INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE (IAS), MR K. JAIRAJ RECENTLY RETIRED AS ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA. HE HAS HELD DISTINGUISHED APPOINTMENTS IN THE INFRASTRUCTURE, ENERGY, TRANSPORT AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT SECTORS INCLUDING ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY, ENERGY DEPARTMENT AND CHAIRMAN, BESCOM; MANAGING DIRECTOR, BANGALORE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LTD; MANAGING DIRECTOR, KARNATAKA POWER CORPORATION LTD; MANAGING DIRECTOR, KARNATAKA STATE ROAD TRANSPORT CORPORATION; COMMISSIONER,  BANGALORE CITY CORPORATION  (BBMP) FOR TWO TERMS; COMMISSIONER FOR COMMERCIAL TAXES AND PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO THE CHIEF MINISTER.

 

WITH N.R. NARAYANAMURTHY CHAIRMAN EMERITUS OF INFOSYS, K. JAIRAJ ESTABLISHED THE    BANGALORE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LIMITED (BIAL), INDIA’S FIRST GREENFIELD AIRPORT ON PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP) BASIS WITH SIEMENS, GERMANY. MR  JAIRAJ SERVED WITH THE WORLD BANK, WASHINGTON D.C. USA, AS SENIOR PUBLIC SECTOR MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN THE AFRICA REGION BETWEEN 2004- 2006.

 

MR JAIRAJ ‘S ACADEMIC BACKGROUND IS IN ECONOMICS, PUBLIC POLICY AND MANAGEMENT. HE HAS A

B. A. HONS ECONOMICS, BANGALORE UNIVERSITY;  M. A.  ECONOMICS ,  DELHI SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS ; M.P.A, WOODROW  WILSON SCHOOL OF PUBLIC AND INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY AND  M.P.A, KENNEDY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT, HARVARD UNIVERSITY, U.S.A; WHERE HE WAS EDWARD S MASON FELLOW.

 

MR  K. JAIRAJ IS ACTIVE IN THE NATIONAL MANAGEMENT MOVEMENT AND SERVED AS PRESIDENT, ALL INDIA MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION (AIMA), THE ONLY IAS OFFICER TO HAVE DONE SO; PAST PRESIDENT BANGALORE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION; CURRENTLY ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, KASHIPUR.  HE WAS ON THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS, IIM BANGALORE – (2000-04).

 

HE IS ASSOCIATED WITH SEVERAL EDUCATIONAL AND NOT FOR PROFIT INSTITUTIONS:

 

  • CHAIRMAN, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, BANGALORE GAYANA SAMAJA.
  • TRUSTEE, BMS INSTITUTIONS  AND CHAIRMAN, BMS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, YELEHANKA
  • PRESIDENT, ASSOCIATION OF MENTALLY CHALLENGED (AMC).
  • WORKING PRESIDENT, SRI KRISHNA SEVA ASHRAMA HOSPITAL, BANGALORE
  • TRUSTEE, BASAVA SAMITHI
  • MEMBER, BOARD OF MANAGEMENT, SDM INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT, MYSORE

 

 

MR. K. JAIRAJ SERVES AS INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR ON  BOARDS OF COMPANIES .  HE IS CURRENTLY ASSOCIATED WITH THE MANIPAL GROUP IN THEIR RENEWABLE ENERGY AND MANAGEMENT EDUCATION INITIATIVES  AND AS ADVISOR TO ERNEST AND YOUNG.