Lijo is Executive Director at Government to Citizen Changemakers Foundation and Executive Trustee at Synergy Educational and Charitable Trust.
Commissioned into the Indian Navy in 1996, he operated 6 attack submarines in various capacities. He was also part of the team which constructed India’s first indigenous nuclear propelled submarine. On promotion to the rank of Commander, he headed the Submarines’ Division in the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai. He was thereafter Project Coordinator of the simultaneous construction of six Scorpene submarines at the Mazagon Dock Ltd..