T.S. Krishnamurthy is a former Indian Revenue Service officer who served as 13th Chief Election Commissioner of India (February 2004 – May 2005).
In his long and illustrious career he has served the government at various levels including as Secretary, Department of Company Affairs. As Secretary, he is credited with setting up Investor Education and Protection Fund set up from unclaimed dividends of companies. He was the first Indian Revenue Service officer to become a Secretary to the Government of India as well as the Chief Election Commissioner of India. Having served a number of ministries in New Delhi including Shipping and Finance, he was deputed as a Deputy General Manager with the Hindustan Shipyard Limited in Visakhapatnam. One of the key jobs he handled was that of Chief Commissioner of Income Tax in Bombay. He also served as an IMF advisor in Ethiopia and Georgia.
As Chief Election Commissioner he was an observer to the elections in Zimbabwe and the U.S Presidential Elections in 2004. In 2005, Krishnamurthy was appointed by the Supreme Court of India to conduct the elections to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in order to ensure free and fair polls amidst the different factions within the BCCI.
He has served as Chairman of Sriram Life Insurance, Hyderabad as well as been the Chairman of Repco Home Finance Limited, Chennai.
He is also the author of the book ‘Miracles of Democracy’, published in August, 2008.
Post his retirement, he is on the board of various corporate companies and NGOs, most notably, Chairman of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai Kendra; Director, DSP Investment Managers, Mumbai; Trustee, Hindu School and PSI School, Chennai; Patron, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Foundation, Chennai.
He completed his Masters in Fiscal Studies from the University of Bath, U.K.