Ambassador/Permanent Representative of India to the World Trade Organization, Geneva since May 1, 2014
Post-secondary Education / Training
- Graduation: Economics(Hons) 1977 : University of Delhi(First Division)
- Post Graduation:Economics1979 : Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi (First Division)Specialization:International Trade; Econometrics
- World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland -Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights– 1994-95
- World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva, Switzerland –Dispute Settlement – 1995
- Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi – WTO and the New Trade Regime – 2000-2001
- Languages : Proficient in English
Mother tongue : Hindi
- Deputy Secretary (Trade Policy Division), Ministry of Commerce 1991-1995
- Uruguay Round of Trade Negotiations – TRIPS, TRIMS, Services, Textiles, Rules, Subsidies and Countervailing Measures, Safeguards, Antidumping, Technical Barriers to Trade etc.
- MarrakeshMinisterial Conference
- Prepcomfor establishment of the WTO
- New areas : Trade and Environment; Labour Standards; Investment; and Competition Policy
- Operationalization of the mailbox provision under the Agreement on TRIPS.
- Trade related aspects ofMultilateral Environmental Agreements: Montreal Protocol; Basel Convention; the Convention on Bio-diversity etc.
- Preferential Trading Arrangements : Bangkok Agreement – National Focal Point; South Asia Preferential Trading Arrangement (SAPTA)
- Joint Secretary, (Trade Division), Ministry of Agriculture : July, 2003 – Dec. 2006
- Doha Round of WTO Negotiations : Agreement on Agriculture
- Hong Kong Ministerial Conference
- Agriculture under regional trading arrangements
- Safeguard action in the area of agriculture
- Joint Secretary/Additional Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry : September 2009 – April 2014
- International Investment Agreements: Examination and drafting inputs on India-Thailand ; India-ASEAN; India-RCEP; India-Singapore review
- Investment negotiations under the India-EU Broadbased Trade and Investment Agreement
- Foreign Direct Investment Policy – inputs on services offers under Mode-3 GATS
- Bilateral and regional trading arrangements – tariff offers on light engineering and consumer goods tariff lines: India-Chile, India-New Zealand, India-Australia, India-Canada, India-Thailand, India-SAFTA, India-SACU PTA, India-EFTA, FTAs.
- Industrial development policy with special reference to textiles; cement and mining industry; rehabilitation of sick industrial units; rural industrialization as a means of poverty alleviation.
- Creation and development of infrastructure in a green field site for location of industrial units and export processing zones; facilitation of foreign direct investment.
- Small scale industry, policy and facilitation with a focus on export promotion.
- Commercial taxation and labour
- Formulation of the National Manufacturing Policy – National Investment and Manufacturing Zones (NIMZs)