PGDM (IIM Ahemdabad)
BA(Hons) Economics (St. Stephen's College, Delhi University)
Prof. 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, Vocational Education, Basic Education, Joint Secretary Defense (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.
Prof. Ranjan is an established thought leader and seasoned motivational speaker on Management, Leadership, Governance and Public Policy. 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.
Currently Prof. Ranjan is associated as Distinguished Adjunct Professor with Jaipuria Lucknow.