Mr. Saurabh Kumar
Mr. Saurabh Kumar is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1989 batch. He has held various commanding positions throughout his career. On 25th May 2015, he was named the next Indian envoy to the Islamic Republic of Iran and continues to serve in the position.
Mr. Saurabh Kumar received his B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. In 1989, he joined the Indian Foreign Service. From May 1991 to August 1993, he served as the Second/Third Secretary with the Commission of India in Hong Kong. From August 1993 to June 1995, he served as under Secretary (China Desk) at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi and later under Secretary (Pakistan Desk) from June 1995 to March 1998. In April 1998, he was appointed as the First Secretary at Embassy of India, Jakarta. From April 2001 to June 2004, he was a counselor at the Embassy of India, Suva. Further, he served as a Director (China Desk), Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, from July 2004 to 2007; Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Beijing, from July 2007 to September 2008; and Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India, Rome, from October 2008 to August 2012. In September 2012, he was appointed as a Joint Secretary, Counter Terrorism, Policy Planning & Research, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi and continued till July 2013. In July 2013, he was appointed as a Joint Secretary in the National Security Council Secretariat and served there till July 2015. Since August 2015, he has been serving the Indian government as the Indian Ambassador to Iran.