Mr. J. Alexander (Non-Executive Independent Chairman) has done M.A. (English Language & Literature), Ph.d. (Philosopy) and is a IAS (Retd.) Officer. After teaching English Literature in Kerala University, he joined the Indian Administration Service in 1963. He has held important positions in his long professional career in Indian Administrative Service including Managing Director of Karnataka State Ware Housing Corporation; Chief Executive Officer of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, Commissioner of Bangalore City Corporation; Chairman of Karnataka State Housing Board and Karnataka State Slums Clearance Board, Bangalore; Chairman and Managing Director of Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilisers, Mangalore; Chairman of Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board, Karnataka State Finance Corporation, Mysore Sales International Limited, Bangalore Development Authority, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board; Additional Chief Secretary and Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka. He was elected as member of Legislative Assembly from Bharathi Nagar Constituency and also appointed as Minister for Tourism, Government of Karnataka. His last posting was Secretary to Government for Social, Women and Child Welfare Development. In his capacity as a Chairman of Central Coir Board, he worked as Consultant for Agriculture Organisation of United Nation. He has participated in several meetings and seminars organized by the Asia Alliance, Hong Kong and world Alliance of YMCAs, Geneva, Switzerland and in different parts of the world.