R. Gopalan is New Secretary, Financial Services
Shri R. Gopalan assumed the office of Secretary, Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, here yesterday. He belongs to 1976 batch of IAS (Tamil Nadu Cadre). Prior to this, Shri Gopalan was serving as Special Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
Shri Gopalan has also served as Addl. Secretary and Joint Secretary in the Commerce Ministry. He has participated actively in ministerial meetings at Doha, Cancun and Hong Kong, and assisted the Commerce Minister at the G-6, G-20 and G-110 meetings. He has also participated in inter-governmental negotiation meetings in the areas of agriculture, services and environmental goods, and led the Indian delegation at the WTO.
Shri Gopalan has served as Director General Anti-Dumping and Anti-Subsidy Investigation; Director on the Boards of Minerals and Metals Trading Corporation Ltd./State Trading Corporation; Chairman & Managing Director, Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation. He has held various positions in the Government of Tamil Nadu.
Shri Gopalan has a Master’s Degree in Economics from Boston University as well as in Public Administration and Management from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.