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Srikar Mysore Sridhar

May 14, 2019

Mr.Sridhar’s professional experience varies from the international to local, from the international organization to ‘on the ground’ village institutions, interacting with diverse sets of stakeholders, interests and issues in a multicultural setting. He is currently the Commissioner of Commercial Taxes for the Government of Karnataka; overseeing the implementation of GST in Karnataka, India. Prior to this, he served as a legal advisor in the Indian Mission to the WTO and an India’s Lead ‘Trade in Services’ negotiator of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in India. With 19 years of experience working at the international level as well as senior management positions in the Government of India and State, Mr.Sridhar has been involved in various assignments pertaining mainly to policy development and practice, strategic policy advice, administrative governance, a large identity management project and international trade negotiations. As an Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) for 6 years, he was involved in the conceptualization and implementation of one of the world’s most complex and successful biometric technology identity projects which aimed to provide biometric identities to 1.2 billion residents. Mr. Sridhar is a university gold medalist holding a bachelor’s degree in Law from India University.