Sri Mohan Verghese Chunkath IAS (Retd.), Independent Director

Sri Mohan Verghese Chunkath

Sri Mohan Verghese Chunkath

IAS (Retd.), Independent Director

Sri Mohan Verghese Chunkanth holds a post-graduate degree in Zoology. He belongs to the 1978 batch of IAS Officers.

As additional Chief Secretary, Mr Chunkath was heading the Tamil Nadu State Department of Environment and Forests since December 2012. He was later posted as Chief Secretary in May 2014 and held this post till December 2014.Later he become the Director, Anna Institute of Management and Director General of Training. He retired from this position on March 31, 2016.

Mr Chunkath has held various positions, including that of Collector of Dharmapuri District and Secretary in charge of High Education Department. As the Chairman-cum-Managing Director of the Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency from January 2008 to May 2009, he identified solar energy as an area to be promoted vigorously.

He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of our Company since February 2013 until July 2014, as Nominee Director of Tamilnadu Government. He was ex-office Director of Tamil Nadu Water Investment Company Limited, Nominee Director of the Tamil Nadu Forest Plantation Corporation Limited, ex-officio Director of the Tamilnadu Tourism Development Corporation Limited and ex-officio Director of Adyar Poonga.

Mr Mohan Verghese Chynkath is currently the Secretary of the Auroville Foundation, Pondicherry.