Gopinathan is the Deputy Director with the Civil Service College of Singapore. He is experienced in developing and implementing information and knowledge management systems for Private and Public Service organisations. He is a certified corporate KM trainer by Knowledge Associates Ltd, Cambridge UK and is a part-time lecturer for the Master of Science (Knowledge Management) programme jointly launched by Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and Civil Service College. He is also a certified knowledge manager by The Knowledge and Innovation Management Professional Society (USA) . He is trained and mentored by Dr Etienne Wenger on Communities of Practice (CoPs) and have helped launched CoPs in the Singapore Public Sector. He has led study projects which looked at organisations experience in KM in the Singapore Public Service. His recent achievements include the development of a KM roadmap for the Singapore Public Service. A speaker at several knowledge management conferences and seminars, Gopinathan is often called upon as a resource person for KM within the Singapore Public Service.
Gopinathan holds an honours degree in Chemical Engineering and Master of Science degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering. He also holds a Master degree in Business Administration.