Shri Rajive Kumar took charge as Secretary, Ministry Shipping on 1st December, 2014. He belongs to the 1981 Batch of IAS, Uttar Pradesh Cadre. He holds a Post- Graduate Degree in Physics as well as a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard.
Shri Rajive Kumar has handled several key assignments in the State including Urban and Rural Development, Personnel, District Administration and a long stint in the Industrial Development Sector serving as Chief Executive Officer in several State PSUs.
He has also held important positions in Government of India as Special Secretary/Additional Secretary in Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Joint/Additional Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat and Joint Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.