Smt Sujatha Jayaraj is Director (Finance) of Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL), a Joint Venture Company of Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu. CMRL is presently implementing the Metro Rail Project for Chennai City consisting of 54.097 KMs with the total project cost of approximately Rs.23,000 crores. She is a Member of the Board of Directors of CMRL and incharge of Finance & Accounts, HRD & Administration including Training, Planning & Business Development, Arbitration & Contract Management, Legal & Land Acquisition, Public Relations and Government Relations Departments.
Prior to CMRL, she served the Central Government as a member of the prestigious Indian Railway Accounts Service for 30 years, including 5 years under Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Office of Accountant General Kerala. She handled the areas of Finance & Accounts, Budget, Earnings Management, Project Finance & Accounts, Information Technology, Taxation, Administration, Audit, Arbitration, Procurement, HR & Public Grievances, Estate and as Divisional Railway Manager, Salem Division, Tamil Nadu State.