Gulzar Natarajan

Gulzar Natarajan

Senior Managing Director
The Global Innovation Fund

Gulzar Natarajan is a Senior Managing Director at GIF. He is a member of the Indian Administrative Service, the elite tier of
the Indian bureaucracy, and was, before joining GIF, working in the Office of the Prime Minister of India. He has previously held leadership positions
as municipal commissioner of a city with a population of 1.5 million, as chairman and managing director of an electricity distribution company with 4.5 million consumers, as the head of the district government of Hyderabad District, and later as the vice chairman and managing director of the Infrastructure Corporation of Andhra Pradesh. In a seventeen-year career in the IAS, he has been intimately associated with the broad spectrum of development policy design and program implementation—rural and urban development, health and education, infrastructure creation and public-private partnerships, and regulatory governance and public finance.