Mr. P.M. Pareeth Bava Khan is an experienced professional in planning, rural and urban development, training and action research, associated with several projects of national importance. He was the former Additional Development Commissioner and Director of the State Institute of Rural Development Kerala. A postgraduate in Agriculture, he has taken an international course on District Development Planning under the Colombo plan Training from the University of Nottingham, UK. This was part of the Technical Co-operation programme of the British Government and covered diverse subject areas in District Planning for Developing Countries, such as Rural Development, Advance Practice and Management, Project Appraisal and Field Study. His expertise and commitment earned him the assignments of Private Secretary to the Minister for Rural Development, Khadi and Village Industries and Registration, Government of Kerala 2001-2006, Director for State Institute of Rural Development [SIRD] Kottarakara, Kerala 1999-2001. He also held the position of Executive Director, CIRUS, Kerala State. As Director,of the state Institute of Rural Development [SIRD] he was instrumental in expanding the Policy and Action Research of the Department. Currently he holds the position of Chairman, Three Seas group and Senior Advisor in GITPAC International.
He has occupied many prestigious positions and his leadership qualities have won him recognition as an able administrator and pioneer in many initiatives undertaken by the Government of Kerala. His assignments include Joint Development Commissioner, Rural Development Department, Government of Kerala, Secretary District Panchayat, Secretary State Institute of Rural Development, Deputy Development Commissioner & Project Director, Rural Development Department, Government of Kerala, Project Manager, Integrated Cooperative Development Project, Assistant Development Commissioner, Rural Development, Government of Kerala. and Block Development Officer.
He now holds the honorary position of Secretary, Muslim Association, Vice-President of Trivandrum Human Care Foundation and Vice-President, Trivandrum Friday Club
He continues to be involved in many areas of specialization such as Sustainable Rural Development Delivery, Capacity Building for Rural Development, Administrative Management in Government, Institution Building, Watershed Management, Women Empowerment and Development.