MCX Stock Exchange (MCX-SX) has appointed Gopal Krishna Pillai IAS (Retd.) as Chairman and Thomas Mathew T., as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

SEBI has approved Pillai’s election as Chairman. Last month, SEBI had granted renewal to the exchange.

Pillai was in the Indian Administrative Service and retired as Home Secretary to the Government of India. He belongs to the Kerala cadre of the 1972 batch of IAS.

He has worked in various positions in the State Government of Kerala and the Central Government.

In the Central Government, he has worked in the Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Surface Transport and in the Ministry of Home Affairs, besides a long stint in the Commerce Ministry, including as the Commerce Secretary to the Union Government.

Mathew retired as current-in-charge Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India and has 36 years of experience in life insurance industry in India. He is currently on the boards of Tata Power, Voltas and Management Development Institute as Director.