Thiru. Prashant M.Wadnere, I.A.S., Collector and District Magistrate, is an Officer of Indian Administrative Service belonging to the 2008 batch. He did his B.Sc (Agri) from Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth Rahuri, Maharashtra and M.A (Public Policy) through Indira Gandhi National Open University. He has experience of working as Coimbatore Assistant Collector, Hosur Sub Collector and Deputy Secretary Finance Dept (Budget). He has also served as Thiruvannamalai District Collector and Cuddalore District Collector before assuming charge to serve as Kanniyakumari District Collector on 23.02.2018.