Kamalesh Sharma, GCVO (born 30 September 1941) is an Indian diplomat. He was the 5th Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations from 2008 to 2016. He served as the High Commissioner for India in London.
|5th Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations|
1 April 2008 – 31 March 2016
|Preceded by||Don McKinnon|
|Succeeded by||The Baroness Scotland of Asthal|
|Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast|
10 December 2009 – 25 April 2015
|Preceded by||George J. Mitchell|
|Succeeded by||Thomas Moran|
|Permanent Representative of India |
to the United Nations
7 August 1997 – 27 May 2002
|Secretary General||Kofi Annan|
|President||Kocheril Raman Narayanan|
|Preceded by||Prakash Shah|
|Succeeded by||Vijay K. Nambiar|
|Born||30 September 1941|
Benares, Benares State, British Raj
(now Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India)
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
Modern School (New Delhi)
- "World Citizen". Queens University Belfast. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
- "New Permanent Representative of India Presents Credentials". United Nations. 4 August 1997. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
- "Kamalesh Sharma is new Commonwealth Secretary-General". Commonwealth Secretariat. Retrieved 24 November 2007.