Ambassador / PR

Ambassador/Permanent Representative


Curriculum Vitae:

Anjali Prasad
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 Settlement1995
  • Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi – WTO and the New Trade Regime – 2000-2001
  • Languages : Proficient in English
       Mother tongue : Hindi




Trade :


  • Deputy Secretary (Trade Policy Division), Ministry of Commerce 1991-1995
  • Uruguay Round of Trade NegotiationsTRIPS, 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.


Industry :

  • 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)


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