Dr. Christy Fernandez born at Clappana in Kollam district of Kerala is a popular figure who has shown his mettle as a civil servant. After securing first rank at graduate and post graduate levels from the University of Kerala, Dr. Christy Fernandez was selected to the Indian Administrative Service in 1973 and was allotted to the Gujarat cadre.
For his active service and vigorous involvement in social service, Dr. Christy Fernandez was credited with various posts during different stages of his career. Dr. Christi Fernandez has held several senior positions in the central and State governments which include that of district collector, Director, Joint secretary, Additional Secretary, Special Secretary, Principal Secretary and Secretary in departments and Ministries like home, agriculture, health, finance, petroleum, industries, urban development, commerce, tourism etc.
During his life journey working as secretary for tourism in government of India, Dr. Christy Fernandez was appointed as secretary to the President of India. He served as the Managing Director of Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd, Chairman of Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd and also as a Director of Export-Import Bank of India.
He got posted as a Director at Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Limited too. His position as board of directors of several companies and chairman or chairman cum managing director of central and state public sector enterprises is much enough to recognize his competency. At present Dr. Christi Fernandez is on the board of three companies and a member on the court of Jamia Millia University.
Dr. Christy Fernandez is a visionary who has positive thoughts regarding development in the state. From the words of Dr. Christi Fernandez "development means creating opportunities for better livelihood of people, which provides sustainability". While working as the Coir Board Chairman in Kochi, Christy and his team worked better to change the life of the poor families. Innovative methods were introduced in the Board which was made first-time developments in the history of the Board.
Dr. Christy Fernandez, being a personality who has completed his official life with dignity would contest the election from Ernakulam in 2014 giving a tough competition to his arch rivals who represent the UDF, BJP and AAP. Dr. Christy Fernandez has huge plans for Kochi if he gets elected. Kochi will be made 'a window of opportunities' while revamping Public Limited companies, development of west Kochi, enhancing utilization of LNG terminal and an integrated tourism circuit top the priority list of Christy.
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