Kamalesh Sharma

Indian diplomat

Kamalesh Sharma, GCVO (born 30 September 1941)[2] 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.[3]

Kamalesh Sharma

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5th Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations
In office
1 April 2008 – 31 March 2016
HeadElizabeth II
Chair
Preceded byDon McKinnon
Succeeded byThe Baroness Scotland of Asthal
Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast
In office
10 December 2009 – 25 April 2015
Preceded byGeorge J. Mitchell
Succeeded byThomas Moran
Permanent Representative of India
to the United Nations
In office
7 August 1997 – 27 May 2002
Secretary GeneralKofi Annan
PresidentKocheril Raman Narayanan
Preceded byPrakash Shah
Succeeded byVijay K. Nambiar
Personal details
Born (1941-09-30) 30 September 1941 (age 78)
Benares, Benares State, British Raj
(now Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India)[1]
NationalityIndian
Children2
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Modern School (New Delhi)
ProfessionDiplomat

ReferencesEdit

  1. "World Citizen". Queens University Belfast. Retrieved 30 January 2017.
  2. "New Permanent Representative of India Presents Credentials". United Nations. 4 August 1997. Retrieved 6 April 2008.
  3. "Kamalesh Sharma is new Commonwealth Secretary-General". Commonwealth Secretariat. Retrieved 24 November 2007.