A.K.T. Chari joined IDFC in 1999 as Chief Operations Officer and later served as Executive Director and Senior Adviser. Presently, he works as a consultant to IDFC. He was also a Director in IDFC Projects Limited.
Prior to joining IDFC, he was with the Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) for nearly 25 years and served in various capacities like Chief General Manager in the Project Finance Division which included
Infrastructure Financing and later as Adviser. He has significantly impacted the process of infrastructure development in India through several strategic initiatives in the areas of Energy, Telecommunications, Information Technology, Integrated Transportation and Urban Infrastructure. He is an Electrical Engineer from the University of Chennai.