Arunkumar Pillai - NAMTECH
Arunkumar Pillai

Arunkumar Pillai

With over 28 years of experience, Arunkumar Pillai is an accomplished strategy practitioner in the field of education and skilling. As Director General at NAMTECH, a higher education and skills initiative of Arcelor Mittal Nippon Steel India (AM/NS India), Arun has been instrumental in the ideation and establishment of this innovative post-graduate institute.

In the past, he has held key roles such as Chief Strategy Officer at the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Partner at Ernst & Young and Chief Operating Officer (COO) at IL&FS Skills Development Corporation.

At NSDC, he has played a pivotal role in the launch of innovative initiatives like the Skill Impact Bond and the Open Digital Ecosystem for Skills. He has also led several impact-driven large-scale skilling projects, across India, as part of government and multilateral agencies, as well as Big Four consulting firms.

He has in the past successfully served as the Director for Tripura Medical College, a Public Private Partnership (PPP) initiative for medical education in India.

His consulting expertise also extends to industries including Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Auto, Communications and Information Technology.

Arun is an electrical engineer from COEP Technological University, Pune, and holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore.

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