Sri Mohan Verghese Chunkath
IAS (Retd.), Independent Director
Mr. Mohan Verghese Chunkath holds a post-graduate degree in Zoology with specialization in Entomology. He belongs to the 1978 batch of Indian Administrative Service.
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 was posted as the Director, Anna Institute of Management and Director General of Training. He retired from this position on March 31, 2016.
In his long administrative career, Mr. Chunkath has held various senior positions in the government. He served as Collector of Dharmapuri District. He served as Secretary in charge of Animal Husbandry Department and Secretary in charge of Higher Education Department. As 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 in the state.
He served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of our Company since February 2013 until July 2014, as Nominee Director of Tamil Nadu Government. He was ex-officio Director of Tamil Nadu Water Investment Company Limited, Nominee Director of the Tamil Nadu Forest Plantation Corporation Limited, ex-officio Director of the Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Limited and ex-officio Director of Tholkappia Poonga or the Adyar Eco Park.
After his retirement from the Indian Administrative Service, Mr Mohan Verghese Chunkath served as the Secretary of the Auroville Foundation from 2016 to 2019.