Kamalesh Sharma

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Kamalesh Sharma

Kamalesh Sharma January 2015.jpg
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

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]

References[change | change source]

  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.