Mr Vishnu IAS is the Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Skill Development Corporation and Director of Department of Employment & Training where he heads the critical sector of creating an employable skilled workforce for the development of the state of Tamil Nadu. He started his career as Sub Collector in Cheranmahadevi, Tirunelveli District and has served as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) with the Ministry of Shipping-Government of India and Executive Director at Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (CMWSSB).
He is an alumnus of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Tiruchirappalli. He also holds certification in Port Management from APEC Antwerp, Belgium and Project Management from IIM-Ahmedabad. Prior to joining the IAS, he worked as a Risk Analyst with AON Corporation, Chicago, USA. He was selected for the prestigious and challenging Prime Minister’s Rural Development Fellowship (PMRDF) in 2011, subsequently cleared the Civil Services Exam with an All India Rank 34 in the very first attempt, and joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 2012. He is also the recipient of the Young Alumnus Achiever Award from NIT Trichy. He was one among the 25 mid-career professionals and only one from India to have been selected for the prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship-2019, USA.