Prashant Kumar Singh is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Government e Marketplace (GeM), Government of India. He is a bureaucrat of the Indian Administrative Service of 1993 batch. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi and a gold medal in his master’s degree in Public Policy & Sustainable Development from TERI University, New Delhi.
In his last role, Prashant was Principal Secretary & CEO, Election Department, Imphal and also held charge of the Departments of Urban Development and PHED. He has handled diverse departments in the State Government, including Personnel, GAD, Health & Family Welfare, Education & Tourism.
Prashant has had two terms earlier in Government of India. He served as Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Steel from 2002-06 where he was instrumental in framing the National Steel Policy and was part of the negotiating team from India for the development of a “Steel Specific” agreement for the WTO’s “Agreement on Subsidies & Countervailing Measures”. In the second deputation, Prashant was Director and then Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas during 2010-14. He handled refineries, pricing & supply as Director and later handled the Gas Division & International Cooperation Division as Joint Secretary. For a brief period, he was Managing Director of NCCF as well.
Prashant is a keen sportsperson and regularly plays tennis and other racquet games. He is also an avid reader having multi-dimensional interest areas.