New Delhi, Jan 05 Dr. P.V. Ramesh, an IAS officer of the 1985 batch of Andhra Pradesh Cadre has taken over as Chairman and Managing Director of Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC) on 5th January, 2017.
Prior to joining REC, Dr. Ramesh was the Special Chief Secretary, Environment, Forest, Science & Technology and Development Commissioner in the Government of Andhra Pradesh. He is a trained Doctor from the Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore.
He has, during his service tenure of over 31 years, held important positions of Principal Finance Secretary, Principal Secretary Department of Health and Family Welfare and Commissioner of Industries in the Government of Andhra Pradesh. He headed the State Reorganization Department that reorganized the state of Andhra Pradesh.
He has served in the United Nations Organization for nearly 13 years, where he was responsible for formulating national development strategies and plans, programme design, supervision, monitoring, evaluation, fund administration and Programme Management.
He had been a staff member of IFAD, UNOPS and UNFPA. He worked in several countries across Asia Pacific and Africa and worked in Europe and UNOPS Head Quarters in New York. During this stint with UNO, he has held high profile positions of the Country Programme Manager for Asia Pacific Division of IFAD/ UNOPS, Senior Portfolio Manager for West Asia, Acting Director of UNOPS Regional Office for Southern Eastern Africa; and Country Representative for UNFPA to Afghanistan; Senior Advisor to Finance Minister of Afghanistan to mention a few.