Gopalakrishna was Executive Director, RBI from 2007 to 2014 and overseen many of the Departments of RBI viz. Department of Banking Supervision, Dept. of Non-Banking Supervision, Foreign Exchange Dept., Dept. of Information Technology, Dept. of Payment and Settlement Systems, Financial Stability Unit, etc. He was also Executive Director, DICGC.
Presently Gopalakrishna is Independent Director on few financial institutions, companies, etc. and he is also advising few academic institutions.
Since his retirement, Pradeep has been working on capability building initiatives and is a guest faculty at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Pradeep is also speaker at professional events & seminars.