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G K Pillai announced new chairman of Tata International

India Blooms News Service | | 26 Sep 2014, 11:08 pm
Mumbai, Sept 26 (IBNS): The board of Tata International Limited, the global trading and distribution company, announced the appointment of G K Pillai as Chairman of the company with effect from Friday.
He succeeds Mr. B Muthuraman who retires after a long association with the Tata group. 
G.K. Pillai, IAS (Retd.), is an alumnus of IIT Madras. He belongs to the Kerala cadre of the Indian Administrative Service (1972 batch) and has held various positions in his cadre and at the centre. 
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 WTO. He has also represented the State and Central Government on delegations to USA, EU, Argentina, Brazil, DRC, Singapore, Japan, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Canada, Bangladesh, Myanmar, China, U.K., Thailand and Slovenia.
 Pillai is also Chairman of IvyCap Ventures and serves on the boards of several companies including Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited and the Data Security Council of India.