Dr. K. N. Raghavan, IRS is the Executive Director of Rubber Board, Govt. of India since 2019. He is also the Chairman of the International Rubber Study Group (IRSG), an intergovernmental organization of natural and synthetic rubber producing and consuming countries, with headquarters at Singapore. Besides, Dr.Raghavan is now holding the additional charge as Chairman of the Marine Products Export Development Authority, Kochi. Earlier, he served as Principal Commissioner of GST and Central Excise, Mumbai Central. A native of Kochi, Dr.Raghavan acquired MBBS degree from Calicut Medical College in 1988, before joining the Indian Revenue Service in 1990. He served in diverse capacities as: Commissioner of Customs, Kochi; Deputy Director, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence; M.D., Kerala Co-operative Rubber Marketing Federation; CEO, Co-operative Medical College, Kochi; and CEO, NORKA ROOTS. He also served as First Secretary (Commerce) in High Commission of India, Singapore. Apart from being an umpire in international cricket in the past, he is a regular sports columnist and has authored books in areas of cricket, history and fiction.
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