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Mukesh Kacker
Independent Director

Education: Master in Economics(Public Policy) from Harvard University, M.A.(Political Science) from Allahabad University and BSc.(Physics, Mathematics & Statistics). He was an IAS of 1979 batch.

Mr. Kacker has almost 31 years of experience of working in the Government as an I.A.S. officer before he opted for voluntary retirement to work in the area of infrastructure, and has held important senior positions, both in policy formulation roles as well as in executing capacities. As Member, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI), he was in the vanguard of personnel leading India's highways revolution and was instrumental in planning and executing a major portion of the Golden Quadrilateral. As Joint Secretary (Petrochemicals), he drafted the National Policy on Petrochemicals and conceptualized the policy on Investment Regions anchored by big Petrochemical units. In his state cadre of Madhya Pradesh, he has held various positions including Secretary to the Government, Managing Director of two state Public Sector Undertakings and Secretary to the Chief Minister.

In view of his experience in the infrastructure sector, the Government of India has inducted him as Member, Task Force on Infrastructure Development and Mega Projects. He is also a Member on the Governing Board of Lifeline Foundation, an NGO based in Vadodara and working in the field of highway rescue. He is the founder-promoter of Kacker & Daughter Infrastructure Consultancy Services Ltd. Mr. Kacker currently serves as Director General of CUTS Institute for Regulation and Competition (CIRC).

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