Ms. Aparna Subramani

Ms Aparna Subramani

Ms. Aparna Subramani has been a member of the Indian Administrative Service, the civil service in India, for the past three decades. She has a wide range of experience in the national, sub national and local governments. Her principal areas of interest are Public Finance, Development Policy, planning for sustainable and balanced development, and Urban governance.

She has served in the Government of India, in policy formulation and program implementation roles in Unorganised sector as well as in Urban development. She also has experience in putting together socio-economic development strategy, mapping human development, and the Road Map for achievement of the SDG 2030. She has handled fiscal policy, public debt, taxation policies, treasury management and funding for externally aided projects from 2011 to 2015 at the state level. Ms. Subramani has served on the Board of Directors of over 15 public sector companies, in the areas of energy, industrial infrastructure, mining and financial services.

As City Municipal Commissioner of Surat, a city of 4.5 million people, she initiated the preparation of the City Resilience Strategy in 2010 under the Asian Cities Climate Resilience Network (ACCCRN), a project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and served on various national level committees on Urban development. During her tenure, 14 national awards were bestowed on the city for excellence in various urban Infrastructure projects including slum improvements, water and sanitation systems, and civic governance. She has also worked as District Collector in the local administration dealing with rural development, poverty alleviation programs, and disaster management.

Ms. Aparna Subramani holds Masters in Zoology, M.Phil in Energy and Environment and Masters in Business Administration.

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