About Us

Sudha Pillai

Independent Director

Mrs. Sudha Pillai, 63 yrs, is an Independent Director of the Company. She is a post graduate in Psychology (gold medalist), Punjab University and in Public Administration, Harvard University, USA with special areas of interest in Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Employment & Growth, Macro Economic Policy, World Food System, Equity in Rural Development Policy, Leadership & Mobilization of Group Resources.

Mrs. Pillai joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1972 with Second Rank on all India basis. She has served as Subollector and District Collector, Trivandrum, Chairman & Managing Director of Kerala Finance Corporation, Secretary Finance (Coordination), Govt. of Kerala, Principal Secretary (Finance) Govt. of Kerala. She has also served as Joint Secretary, Department of Company Affairs, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Mines and other positions under Govt. of India.

She has contributed immensely in promoting reforms and legal system in India. She has contributed to liberalise industrial licensing regime. She has also contributed in drafting of the Companies Bill, 1993, Panchayats Extension to Scheduled Areas Act, 1996, processing amendment of the Constitution of India, enactment of Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Law, 2008, implementation of Bundelkhand Package 2009-12, formulation and implementation of New Land Use Policy for Mizoram 2009-12 and implementation of Integrated Action Plan for Naxal affected districts 2010-12.

Mrs. Pillai has rich experience in policy formulation relating to Technology Transfer, Foreign Investment and Competition Law, National Skill Development Policy and Safety, Health & Environment at Workplace.

Mrs. Pillai has served as Member Secretary of Planning Commission (India) in the rank of Minister of State and has served as member of high powered bodies on infrastructure development.

Mrs. Pillai has attended many conferences in India and abroad and in some of them, she has led the Govt. of India delegations.

She was an ex-officio member of National Highway Authority of India, Indian Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd. and the Central Councils of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India & Institute of Cost Accountants of India. She has also served on the Boards of National Skill Development Corporation and Apollo Tyres Ltd. She was also a member of the Board of Trustees of National Skill Development Corporation.