With an M.Sc. in Physics and an MS in Energy Management and Policy from the University of Pennsylvania, he is a retired IAS officer who had held various positions at the State and Centre like DG – IIFT, Jt. Secretary Urban Development, Director and Office – in- Charge of Energy Policy Division – Ministry of Energy, Finance Controller of TNEB, Secretary Commercial Taxes & Urban Development in the Tamil Nadu Govt. He has 40 years of wide ranging experience in the areas of Finance, Energy, Trade & Commerce, Urban Governance and Poverty. He was Chairman of Expert Committee on Property Tax Reforms in Delhi and well known in the areas of Institutional Development, Administration and International Trade & Commerce. He is a Consultant for World Bank in the areas of Urban Governance and infrastructure.
He is involved as a volunteer with the work of Katha in the areas of urban poverty alleviation through education, community development and economic resurgence.