K Jairaj

K. Jairaj Advisor

K Jairaj is a member of the 1976 batch of the Indian Administrative Service and most recently retired as the Additional Chief Secretary, Govt. of Karnataka. He has served as the Additional Chief Secretary, Energy Department; Managing Director, Bangalore International Airport Ltd.; Managing Director, Karnataka Power Corp. Ltd.; Managing Director, Karnataka Small Scale Industries Development Corporation; Senior Public Sector Management Specialist at the World Bank among other key roles.

Jairaj has a distinguished record of expertise in Infrastructure, Energy, and Urban Development. He is credited with turnarounds of the state energy sector as Managing Director, Karnataka Power Corporation Limited (KPCL); Managing Director of Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC); Managing Director; State Industries Corporation (KSIDC).

He has distinguished academic record with master’s degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, MPA from Princeton University and a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from the Kennedy School, Harvard University where he was a Mason fellow.

Jairaj is an active participant in the management movement. He has been President of Bangalore Management Association (BMA). He served as President of the All India Management Association (AIMA) 1996-97, the first IAS officer to head this institution. The centre for Public Governance at AIMA has been set up at his initiative. The AIMA Public Service Excellence Awards were instituted during his tenure as President.