Keynote Speaker

Raghav Chandra is an officer from the 1982 batch of the IAS. He is currently Chairman of the National Highways Authority of India in the rank of Secretary to the Government of India where he is charged with the development, operation and maintenance of national highways across India. This is the largest ongoing infrastructure programme anywhere in the World. Many important changes in NHAI’s working and the highways program have been ushered under his leadership.

Mr. Raghav Chandra was a district magistrate at Khandwa and Jabalpur Districts,Madhya Pradesh, He was also the Founder and Managing Director of the MP Road Corporation, Managing Director of the State Industrial Development Corporation, CEO of the M.P. Housing Board, Chairman of SEZ Indore, Chairman, Pithampur Auto Cluster, MD of the State Civil Supplies Corporation and Principal Secretary of the Departments of Urban Administration and Revenue.

Earlier he was Director in the Ministry of Commerce, Joint Secretary Highways in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and Additional Secretary-cum-Financial Advisor for the Ministries of Agriculture and Culture, Government of India.

He has written extensively for national journals on management and economic issues.