Jafar Malik IAS took charge as the new Executive Director of Kudumbashree on 4 August 2022. He was the District Collector of Ernakulam district. He is appointed after the expiry of the intra-cadre deputation period of Smt. P.I Sreevidya, the then Executive Director of Kudumbashree. Currently he is the Director of State Information and Public Relations Department, Government of Kerala and now he is given the full additional charge of Kudumbashree.
He is a 2013 batch IAS officer. Earlier, he has served as the District Collector of Malappuram, Managing Director of Roads and Bridges Development Corporation Kerala Limited, Chief Executive Officer of Cochin Smart Mission Limited, Chief Executive Officer of Kochi Metropolitan Transport Authority, Director of Social Justice Department and Additional Director General of Kerala Tourism Department. He is a native of Rajasthan.