Mr GK Pillai

November 21, 2014

Mr Pillai is a distinguished alumnus of IIT Madras and belongs to the Kerala cadre of the Indian Administrative Service (1972 batch). He has held various positions in his cadre and at the centre. Mr Pillai is the former Union Home Secretary, Union Commerce Secretary and Secretary of the Department of Justice in the Ministry of Law & Justice.

As Special Secretary in the Commerce Ministry, he was India’s chief negotiator at the World Trade Organisation. He has also represented the State and Central Government on delegations to USA, the EU, Argentina, Brazil, DRC, Singapore, Japan, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Canada, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, the UK, Thailand and Slovenia.

Mr Pillai is also Chairman of IvyCap Ventures and serves on the Board of several companies including Hindustan Petroleum Corporation and the Data Security Council of India.