Ms. Ravneet Kaur, Additional Secretary has been appointed as the Chairperson and Managing Director (C&MD) of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC). She succeeds Shri Umang Narula, a 1989-batch IAS officer of the J&K Cadre.
Ravneet Kaur, an IAS officer of 1988 batch, Punjab cadre, was Joint Secretary in Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion under Ministry of Commerce and Industry prior to this role. She has also worked as Principal Secretary in the Departments of Higher Education and Languages, Cabinet, Coordination and Parliamentary Affairs with Government of Punjab. Earlier, in Government of India, she has served in the Department of Financial Services, Department of Economic Affairs and Department of Disinvestment.
In a span of 29 years, Ms. Kaur served multiple positions some of which include Vice Chairperson and Managing Director of Punjab Communications Limited., Chairperson and Managing Director, Exim Bank; Chairperson and Managing Director of India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd., Additional Managing Director of Markfed, Managing Director, PSIDC; Managing Director, Punsup.
She spent a year as a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow at Cornell University, USA and holds an MA in Economics and a M.Sc. in Public Economic Management from University of Birmingham, UK. She also served as a Consultant with International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington D.C.