Prof. K.T. Chacko (DIN: 02446168) is an IAS officer of 1973 batch. He has done his Masters in Economics from University of Kerala and was awarded three gold medals for obtaining first rank in the state. He had also done Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, USA specializing in areas such as International Trade, Management in Developing countries, Monetary Policy and Managing Negotiations.
Mr. Chacko hold the post of Director General of Foreign Trade during mid 2004 and prior to this he was Executive Director of India Trade Promotional Organization in 1997. He had also served as Director (Trade Policy Division), Ministry of Commerce and Resident Director of India Investment Centre, Singapore promoting Trade and Investment from Asia Pacific Region.
Presently Mr. Chacko is heading the prestigious Central Government Institution of Excellence – The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (deemed university) as Director/ Vice Chancellor.
Mr. Chacko was presented FIEO instituted Life Time achievement award by Hon'ble President of India in recognition of his lasting contribution to the cause of India's International Trade.