Profile of Chairman APEDA

Dr. Madhaiyaan Angamuthu, is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Assam-Meghalaya Cadre who has ample experience in several key sectors of public administration.

Organic Products
A native of Dharmapuri district, Tamil Nadu, he started his career as an Assistant Collector in Jorhat district of Assam.
During his terms as District Collector in five districts across Assam, he has initiated several positive transformations that have garnered widespread admiration and public acclaim. His ideation and execution of GINFED (Ginger Growers Cooperative Marketing Federation) in Karbi Anglong district that initiated a focused campaign towards introducing and promoting organic ginger in the National and International markets, is one of the key highlights.

In his short span of career, He has had a distinction of engaging in diverse areas of work, from public centric initiatives to building infrastructure. He was appointed as VC and CEO Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority. He has held charge of portfolios like CEO-Guwahati Bio-tech Park, MD, Guwahati Smart City Limited, Project Director-Assam Urban Infrastructure Investment Programme (an Asian Development Bank Funded project) and Secretary to the Govt. of Assam-Planning and Development Department, Commissioner, Guwahati Municipal Corporation,

As Commissioner and Secretary to the Government of Assam, he has headed departments like Welfare of Tribes and Backward Classes Department, General Administration Department, Secretariat Administration Department, Urban Development Department, Tourism Department, Sports and Youth Welfare Department, and Divisional Commissioner, North Assam Division, Tezpur, Assam.

Presently he is the Chairman, Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority, an apex organisation of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, created specifically for export promotion of agro and allied products from India. APEDA's export basket includes-fresh and processed fruits and vegetables, other processed foods, cereals and cereal products, livestock products, floriculture and Organic products.

With a Doctorate Degree in Agriculture with specialization in Horticulture from the Indian Agriculture Research Institute (IARI) and Masters Degree in Horticulture from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana; and Graduation in Agriculture from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. Dr. Angamuthu has also undergone various training programmes within the country and overseas in areas of programme and project implementation, leadership development, urban transportation, urban water management, public policy management and e-governance.