Janam TV MD and CEO GK Pillai passed away on Tuesday. Pillai died of a heart attack while he was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Coimbatore.
Pillai was an acclaimed Management Leader in both the Private & Public sectors companies with over 48 years of experience (26 years in the Public and 22 years in Pvt. sector) mainly in the Heavy Engineering, Foundry & Forge and Instrumentation sectors mainly catering to the Defence, Aerospace, Nuclear, Cement, Sugar & Co-Gen Power industries.
Has served as Chairman & Managing Director of Heavy Engineering Corporations Ltd. Ranchi and HMT Machine Tools Ltd. Bangalore – Both Central Government PSUs.
He had also served as the Chief Executive of Fisher Sanmar Ltd Chennai – (A JV of Emerson Process Mgt and the Sanmar group ) and as Managing Director & CEO of Walchandnagar Industries Ltd. Pune for a total of about 8 years.
He took up the responsibility of Managing Director & CEO of Janam Multimedia (Janam TV) in October 2021.