Mr. Amit Kumar
Ambassador of India to the Republic of Korea

Ambassador Amit Kumar is a career diplomat and joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1995. He has wide ranging experience having served in Headquarters and in several Indian Missions abroad. He has dealt with both bilateral and multilateral work in diverse areas such as political, strategic and economic spheres. Prior to taking up his current assignment as the Ambassador of India in Seoul, he was Consul General of India in Chicago.

His recent assignments included stints as the Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of India, Washington DC with Ambassador-rank, Joint Secretary for Development Partnership Administration and as Joint Secretary for Human Resources Management in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. He was also Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India in Tokyo. He has previously served as Under Secretary (China) and as Chief of Staff to the Foreign Secretary in New Delhi.

His overseas assignments include stints in a number of key capitals as Third Secretary in the Embassy of India, Beijing; First Secretary dealing with political work in the Embassy of India, Berlin; First Secretary / Counsellor dealing with political, information, cultural and education work at the Embassy of India, Ankara; Counsellor and Head of the Economic & Commercial Wing in the Embassy of India, Beijing; and Counsellor / Minister dealing with Third Committee and UNSC matters in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, New York.

Ambassador Kumar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He is married to Ms. Surabhi Kumar and has two children.