Profile of Mr. Ajay Bhadoo, IAS
Mr. Ajay Bhadoo, IAS GMB’s Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Ajay Bhadoo is an IAS officer of the 1999 batch. With over 17 years of notable service in public administration, he brings to the position dynamism and leadership honed by working in different key State Government departments. A graduate in Civil Engineering from the prestigious National Institute of Technology (Jaipur) and a post graduate in Business Law from the National Law School University (Bangalore), he began his Civil Services career as Assistant Collector (Revenue Department). Over the years, Mr. Ajay Bhadoo has gone from strength to strength and has held top-brass positions like Secretary to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Gujarat, Municipal Commissioner and Collector for a long period. He has left his personal stamp wherever he has worked. He was the recipient of the Best Collector Award twice for his outstanding performance in 2008 and 2010. Also, his initiative on Biometric Attendance at the Jilla Panchayat office in Bharuch and the modernization of Bahucharaji temple complex were hailed as the best projects of the State.
He also had distinguished tenures with various important departments of the Government of Gujarat in various capacities such as the Chief Executive Officer of Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, Dholera Special Investment Regional Development Authority, Managing Director of Gujarat Industrial Corridor Corporation Limited and Dholera International Airport Company Limited, etc. In all these positions, Mr. Bhadoo took significant regulatory, developmental and strategic initiatives for improvement in administrative efficiency and public welfare.
Mr. Bhadoo has joined GMB at a time when the port sector in Gujarat has initiated steps in laying the foundation of next generation projects like RO PAX, Maritime University, Maritime Clusters and is expected to undergo major transformation with the active participation in flagship programmes of the Government of India like Sagar Mala, Make In India campaign etc. Known to be a very effective communicator and efficient administrator, Mr. Ajay Bhadoo has linguistic proficiencies in English, Hindi and Gujarati.