Shri G. Mathi Vathanan on completion of his Post Graduation (M. Tech) in Mechanical Engineering joined Odisha Cadre IAS in 1994. He has varied experience in Govt. of Odisha as Collector and District Magistrate, Chairman of OPGC, OHPC, Chairman & Managing Director, IPICOL, OSRTC apart from working in Commerce, Transport, Textile and Handloom & Health Departments. Further, Shri Mathi Vathanan also served as Special Secretary to the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha during 2010-11. Presently, he is the Principal Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, Govt. of Odisha.