Thiru V.Vishnu, I.A.S
Vishnu Venugopalan is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer, currently serving as the District Collector of Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu. In his career path of over a decade, Vishnu has held key roles in the Government. He has held the chair of Sub Collector, Cheranmahadevi Division in his earlier days as a civil servant. He has also served as The Executive Director at Chennai Metro water and The Managing Director at TN Skill Mission and Officer on Special Duty(OSD) with Ministry of Shipping, Government of India.
Vishnu has to his credit, National Award for Best Electoral Practices -2022 from the Election Commission of India (ECI) and National Award for Best Performing District in Anti-Drug Abuse from National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) -2022. The Government of Tamil Nadu has bestowed the prestigious Chief Minister’s Good Governance Award-2022 for his work in reducing maternal deaths.
Mr. Vishnu is an alumnus of National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy. 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 of 34. He was one among the 25 mid-career professionals and only one from India to have been selected for the distinguished Eisenhower Fellowship-2019, USA. He is also the recipient of the Young Alumnus Achiever Award from NIT Trichy.