Vijay Singh, a retired IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre (1970 batch), is a non-executive director of Tata Sons.
Mr Singh has handled several important assignments both in Madhya Pradesh and at the Centre during his 37-year career.
At the Centre, the positions he held included director, Department of Culture; joint secretary and financial adviser in the Ministry of Health; additional secretary and financial adviser in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers; and additional secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. He became chief secretary of the Madhya Pradesh government in October 2004 and served there until January 2006.
Thereafter, he served as secretary to the Government of India in the Department of AYUSH and later in the Department of Road Transport and Highways, before becoming defence secretary in August 2007. He served as a member of the Union Public Service Commission until April 2013.