Vishnu  Venugopalan

Vishnu Venugopalan

Tamil Nadu Mission Director

Mr. Vishnu Venugopalan IAS is the Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Skill Development<br>Corporation and Director of Department of Employment &amp; Training where he heads the<br>critical sector of creating an employable workforce for economic development of the state of<br>Tamil Nadu. Before this, he was Officer on Special Duty (OSD) with the Ministry of Shipping-<br>Government of India. His other stints include Executive Director, Chennai Metrowater, and<br>Sub Collector at Tirunelveli District in Tamil Nadu.<br>A native of Kochi in Kerala, he is an alumnus of National Institute of Technology (NIT),<br>Tiruchirappalli. Upon graduation he worked as a Risk Analyst with AON Corporation, Chicago,<br>USA. After a short stint in the corporate sector he decided to work in the development and<br>governance sector. He was selected for the prestigious and challenging Prime Minister's Rural<br>Development Fellowship (PMRDF) in 2011, subsequently cleared the Civil Services Exam, and<br>joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 2012. He is also the recipient of the Young<br>Alumnus Achiever Award from NIT Trichy. He is the youngest among 25 mid-career<br>professionals and only one from India to have been selected for the prestigious Eisenhower<br>Fellowship-2019, USA.<br>

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