Gopinath Pillai awarded ‘Outstanding Service Award’ for his services in Singapore

Indian-origin diplomat Gopinath Pillai was awarded ‘Outstanding Service Award’ for his services by the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Current he is serving as Ambassador-at-Large of Singapore and special envoy to Andhra Pradesh.

About Gopinath Pillai

  • Gopinath Pillai was born in Singapore to Indian parents and had spent eight years of his childhood in Kerala.
  • In 1961, he is graduate from University of Malaya and holds degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA).
  • He had started his career as a journalist with Reuters. He also has worked in a number of fields including banking and currently is chairman of IT company Savant Infocomm and is Director of Gateway Distriparks Ltd in India.
  • Pillai has significantly contributed to Singapore through his distinguished service as a diplomat for more than 25 years.
  • His diplomatic career started in 1980s with an assignment with Singapore’s Parliamentary Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs.
  • He had served as the non-resident Ambassador to Iran from 1990 to 2008.
  • Later, he had served as the Singapore High Commissioner to Pakistan.
  • Awards: He was conferred with Padma Shri in 2012 by the Government of India.

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