The state government has promoted Alkesh Kumar Sharma IAS to the post of Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Kerala.
The state has declared the post of MD Kochi Metro Rail Limited as equivalent in status and responsibility to Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) and has ordered to post Shri Sharma there. He is the first to be promoted as ACS from the latest list of officers empanelled by the Government of Kerala.
He joined KMRL as the MD on September 27th, 2019. Alkesh Kumar Sharma, a 1990 batch official was the CEO & MD of the prestigious Delhi–Mumbai Industrial Corridor Project (DMIC) industrial development project , one of the major and comprehensive infrastructure projects in the World.
He was the MD of Kerala Tourism Development Corporation; Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation; Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited; Malabar Cement Limited and Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation. He also worked as Director, Kerala Tourism and as Secretary, Industries and Investment Promotion in Government of Kerala. He was Director in the Board of BPCL, Apollo Tyres, Nitta Gelatin India Ltd and Geojit BNP Paribas Ltd.