Dr. V. Krishnamurthy, Chartered Engineer, Ph. D. in Economics, D. Sc. and D. Litt. is a noted personality with an illustrious career honoured with various prestigious national and international awards has penned his memoirs titled “AT THE HELM” which has been released by Harper Collins in June 2014.

Presently he is a Member in the Board of Trustees and Member, Executive Committee, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and Governing Council, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Contemporary Studies. Currently he is also working as the Chairman of National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People of the Indian industry. He is also at present the Chancellor of the Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu, Chancellor of Indian Maritime University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, Member of Board of Governors, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad and President of the Academy of Higher Education (National College), Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu.

Dr. V. Krishnamurthy was the Chairman & CEO of SAIL, Maruti Udyog Limited and BHEL. He has also served as the Chairman of National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC), holding the rank of a Cabinet Minister in the Government of India. He was also the Member of National Advisory Council, Energy Advisory Committee, Public Enterprises Selection Board, Restructuring Committee and Member of Planning Commission. He was the Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Industry and the Chairman of Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council - an apex body reporting to the Prime Minister of India. He was also the Chairman of the National Committee on Quality and a Committee constituted by the Government of India to prepare a comprehensive White Paper on the Public Enterprises in India as well as the Chairman of Committee appointed by the Ministry of Finance, to determine the Policies on Disinvestment in Public Sector. He was the Chairman of “Synergy on Energy” a group constituted by the Government to restructure oil companies in Public Sector and Chairman of the Committee constituted by the Ministry of Defence to assess the capability and infrastructure of Indian shipyards in private sector to build conventional submarines. He has also represented Government of India in various International forums and bilateral negotiations.

Between 2004 and 2014 he has also served as a Member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry, Member of Prime Minister’s Trade & Economic Relations Committee, Member of Prime Minister’s Energy Coordination Committee Member of Prime Minister’s High Level Committee on Manufacturing and Member of Advisory Group on climate change. He was also the Co- Chairman of the Empowered committee for setting up FAB facilities in India and the Chairman of the group set up by the Prime Minister for design and manufacture of civilian aircraft in India.

He was awarded with “PADMA VIBHUSHAN ” by the President of India for outstanding service to country in 2007, "PADMA BHUSHAN” in 1986 and "PADMA SHRI" in 1973. He has also received “THE GRAND CORDON OF THE ORDER OF THE RISING SUN” by the Government of Japan in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the promotion of bilateral economic relations and understanding of Japan in India in 2009.

Padma Vibhushan
Padma Bhushan
Padma Shri
The Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun, Govt of Japan

Former Chairman & CEO
(Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) )
(Maruti Udyog Limited)
(Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL))

National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC)
Committee appointed by the Ministry of Finance
Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad.
Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar

Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu
Indian Maritime University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Former SecretaryMinistry of Industry, Government of India