K. Mohandas: Joined the IAS in 1974 at the age of 22 and worked in the Kerala Cadre. After the initial field jobs as Sub Collector, District Collector etc, he worked at the State Level as Head of Department/Secretary to government in the departments of Finance, Industries and Commerce, Education, Local Administration, Revenue, Planning and Economic Affairs, Social Welfare, Rural Development, Transport etc, with fairly long spells in the first four. He has also been the Managing Director of the Kerala Financial Corporation and the Kerala State Cooperative bank.
He served the Government of India as Additional Secretary, (Revenue) in the Finance Ministry for three years, and as Secretary in the Ministries of Overseas India Affairs and Shipping. After retirement in 2012, he has been serving as Chairman/Director on the Boards of a few companies in the public and private sectors.