Who: Pawan Kumar Agarwal
What: Appointed as CEO of FSSAI
When: 22 December 2015
Senior IAS officer Pawan Kumar Agarwal was on 22 December 2015 appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of food regulator Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
He succeeded Yudhvir Singh Malik, who was shifted as Additional Secretary in Niti Aayog in September 2015. Malik is believed to be the man behind the ban on global giant Nestles popular noodle brand Maggi, which has now been removed.
Prior to Pawan Kumar Agarwal’s appointment, FSSAI Chairman Ashish Bahuguna was holding the additional charge of FSSAI CEO.
Pawan Kumar Agarwal is a 1985 batch IAS officer of West Bengal cadre. He is presently serving as the Joint Secretary in Union Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.