Shri Arvind Agarwal, IAS (Retd.)


Shri Arvind Agarwal joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1984 in the Gujarat cadre. In a span of 36 years in the IAS, he served in various prominent positions in the Government of Gujarat – Collector & District Magistrate of Bharuch, Commissioner of Labour, Transport, Higher Education, Agriculture, Bureau of Public Enterprises, Commissioner of Industries, Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), Managing Director of Gujarat State Financial Corporation, Additional Chief Secretary of Industries & Mines, Forest and Environment, and Finance Departments. Arvind has rich experience in Industrial Development, Finance and Administration. After retiring from the IAS in April 2020, he is currently posted as Chairman & Managing Director of Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited, Vadodara. A post graduate in Commerce, Arvind did CA Articles with Price Waterhouse, Mumbai and completed CA(Intermediate) with 11th all-India rank. During his tenure as District Development Officer of Bharuch, Arvind authored a book ‘Panchayat Parichay’ in Gujarati.