Dr.K.Sivan, incumbent chairman, the highest ranked official in the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) the space agency in the country. Dr.Sivan occupies the chair which has a legacy of Vikram Sarabhai, M.G.K Menon, Satish Dhawan, U.R.rao, Kasturirangan, K.Radhakrishnan and alike. Dr.Shivan.K shall be taking over the charge as the Chairman on the 14th January 2018.
Coming from a village in Tamil Nadu belongs to a farmer's family, joined ISRO in 1983, became the Chairman of the organization. He has many official responsibilities to discharge and high expectation from the scientific community and the Indian government.