Najeeb Jung is a former civil servant from the IAS. He has a Masters from St Stephens college, Delhi and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
While in the IAS he served as Collector and District Magistrate in 4 districts of Madhya Pradesh, plus as Managing Director of two public sector companies. He also served in the Govt of India in the Dept. of Steel and subsequently as Jt. Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. Mr Jung later worked as a Senior Adviser in the Asian Development Bank and was in charge of rebuilding the oil and gas infrastructure in Afghanistan destroyed under the Taliban regime.
He has been a Distinguished Fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, Oxford University, has been Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia, a Central University and thereafter held the prestigious post of the Lt Governor of Delhi.
The Govt of India appointed him as the Director of the Reserve Bank of India, and as an interlocutor on behalf of the Govt for the development of the Jammu region. He has been on several Govt of India committees, including inter alia suggesting improvements in fiscal management of govt funds, Chairman of a Vice Chancellors Committee to suggest improvements in the education sector, member of a high-powered Committee to suggest changes in the UGC structure. He was also a member of the Maulana Azad Foundation on Education.
Acknowledged as a leading international expert on energy, Mr Jung has authored monographs and a book on Energy issues related to Asia and the World. He has also written monographs on international affairs and published a book containing articles on various issues published in national dailies. He is a public speaker of eminence and continues to contribute by writing on national and international issues.