An alumnus of MG University College of Engineering, Thodupuzha and Said Business School, University of Oxford, he has pursued B.Tech in Electronics & Communication Engineering and MA in Public Policy. Hailing from Idukki, Kerala, Iyer has earlier held post of District Magistrate & Collector of Bhadohi, Hamirpur; Chief Development Officer of Meerut and Varanasi and Joint Magistrate of Ghazipur. Mr. Iyer belongs to 2011 IAS batch of Uttar Pradesh cadre. He had also served as Director of Civil Aviation, UP. Recently, he also has held the position of Special Secretary to Chief Minister, Uttar Pradesh.