Girish Pillai has taken over as Member Traffic, Railway Board on 1st July, 2018.
Prior to this, he was General Manager, West Central Railway, Jabalpur from 1st September 2016 to 30th June, 2018. He is an Indian Railway Traffic Services (IRTS) officer of 1980 Batch and joined Railways in January, 1982. Girish Pillai has done M.Sc. (Maths) and MPhil. from Delhi University.
During his long career, Girish Pillai has held several important assignments in the Ministry of Railways including – Additional Member (Tourism & Catering) and Infrastructure, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, Advisor (Infrastructure) Railway Board, Chief Operations Manager, Western Railway, Divisional Railway Manager, Mumbai Division, Western Railway, Executive Director (Perspective Planning), Railway Board, Chief Passenger Transportation Manager, Western Railway, Chief Traffic Planning Manager, Western Railway, Director in Department of Ocean Development under Central Staffing Scheme and various other posts on Zonal Railways.