Mr. Alexander Luke
B. Tech, 1971, Civil Engineering

Mr. Alexander Luke, Managing Director, Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Ltd., completed his B. Tech from the Dept. of Civil Engineering in the year 1971. After working in CIDCO and NDDB for some time, he joined the All India Services in 1975 in the Gujarat cadre.

Mr. Luke, who has gained recognition for his capabilities and integrity as an administrator, has earlier held the position of the Fisheries Commissioner (Gujarat), Labour Commissioner (Gujarat) and successively Managing Director of Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd.. and Gujarat Industrial Investment Corporation.

Mr. Luke has worked extensively towards the revival and transformation of institutions through ethical yet effective leadership. According to him, “Much of what appears as severe and irreconcilable differences on any proposed action in the public field in our country can be traced to doubts about the integrity and trustworthiness of the people proposing such measures.”

Mr. Alexander Luke intends to concentrate his efforts on his other vocation, farming when he returns to his village in a few years.