Mr. Chowdary has done his graduation in Mathematics from Loyola College Chennai and Post Graduation in Mathematics from IIT, Chennai.
He started his career in 1976 as a probationary officer in Andhra Bank and later joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1978. On deputation, he went to the Department of Revenue as Under Secretary and thereafter to the Department of Company Affairs as Deputy Secretary.
He held several executive positions and retired as Chairman of Central Board of Direct Taxes. On Superannuation, he was appointed as an Advisor to the Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance.
Mr. Chowdary was the Central Vigilance Commissioner from June 2015 to June 2019. He was elected as a Member of the Executive Committee of International Association of Anti-Corruption Agencies. He is a Member on the Advisory Board of Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
He holds directorship in CCL Products (India) Limited, Divi’s Laboratories Limited and Reliance Industries Limited.
Mr. Chowdary has been appointed as an Additional and Independent Director, with effect from October 27, 2020 for a tenure of 5 years.