Alok Kumar, a senior IRSME officer, joined Railways through the prestigious SCRA (1981) exam of UPSC. He did his Mechanical Engineering from Engineering Council (London) and has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA).
He started his career in 1986 at Western Railway and in the last thirty-five years has worked at several important posts in Indian Railways. Before his posting as GM/SECR, he was working as Additional General Manager, Western Railway. As Chief Administrative Officer, Raebareli headed the team that implemented Industry 4.0 in Indian Railway workshops. He was Divisional Railway Manager, Bhopal from 2015-2017. Before that, in his tenure at Container Corporation of India, he was instrumental in getting the state of art port cranes at dry ports across India.
He has trained in various facets of advanced management at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh; SDA Bocconi, Milan; APEC, Antwerp; IIM, Ahmedabad and ISB, Hyderabad. He won, the Minister of Railways award for Best Project, GM’s efficiency Medal, and received the Institute’s Medal during engineering.