C.K. Mishra is a highly distinguished career civil servant of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), and retired in 2020 following 37 years of public service. He held numerous roles including Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change and Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. He led the Indian negotiations at forums including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties. He has served as an administrator, policymaker, and public health strategist holding a wide range of assignments in the fields of health, education, industry and power. Mishra is recognized for his significant contributions to improving the Indian public health landscape, leading one of the largest public health programs globally. Through the National Health Mission, he drove implementation of ‘Mission Indradhanush’ – the largest ever focused campaign to immunize children. Mishra holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Media Law from NALSAR, Hyderabad, India.