YBhg. Datuk Givananadam Kalinan was appointed as the Director of Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad on 29 November 2017.
Datuk Giva obtained his Bachelor of Science (Hons.) from University Malaya in 1982 and Diploma in Public Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) in 1984. He started his career in the Public Sector in 1984 as Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Defence and then in the Ministry of Housing and Local Government.
He obtained his Master in Business Administration (Finance) from Michigan State University (USA) in 1997. He was then posted to the Ministry of Finance (MOF). He continued his career in MOF as a Budget Review Officer for 9 years after which he served as the Deputy Director of Budget for 9 years. He was then appointed as the Undersecretary of the International Division at MOF where he served for 4 years before retiring in October 2017.
During his service in MOF he also served in various Boards as Director including Malaysian Highway Authority (LLM), Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF), Kuantan Port Consortium, Aerospace Technology Systems Corporation and SOCSO (Investment Panel).