Parameswaran Iyer

Mr. Parameswaran Iyer is Secretary, Ministry of Drinking
Water and Sanitation, Government of India and is leading
its flagship Swachh Bharat Mission and the National Rural
Drinking Water Program. A 1981 batch IAS officer, he joined
the World Bank in 2009. Prior to his current appointment,
Mr. Iyer was serving as Manager for Water in the World
Bank based in Washington DC. He has over 20 years of
experience in the water supply and sanitation sector.
He is known for initiating and implementing the “Swajal
Program” amongst other initiatives in the sector. During
his stint at the World Bank he has also worked in Vietnam,
China, Egypt and Lebanon.