About Rajiv Aggarwal
Rajiv Aggarwal is presently serving as Joint Secretary in-charge of administering Intellectual Property Rights in the Government of India. He is thus the key person in dealing with WIPO, as also bilateral and multilateral negotiations in the field of Intellectual Property. In addition, he was also the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks during the past year, responsible for implementation of industrial property rights including GIs.
He has thus had the unique opportunity of working very closely in the field of IPRs, both at policy and execution levels.
An officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service, Rajiv Aggarwal has more than 23 years of administrative experience. He has served in various capacities and at all levels from village to the Government of India in the fields of Land Revenue Management, Agriculture & Rural Development, Housing, Urban Development & Planning, Food & Civil Supplies, Public Administration, Home etc.
His vast experience includes being the District Magistrate in 9 districts, including Varanasi, Allahabad and Muzaffarnagar. In this capacity, he has handled events that attract millions of people annually. He has also undertaken the challenging assignments of Commissioner, Food & Civil Supplies and Managing Director of Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation. Rajiv Aggarwal possesses a Mechanical Engineering degree from the prestigious Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical & Electrical Engineers, as also holds a Masters degree in Business Administration.