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Ambassador Sripriya Ranganathan is a career diplomat who joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1994, immediately after obtaining her Masters’ Degree in History, with specialisation in Modern Indian History, from Delhi University.

During her career, Ambassador Ranganathan has held a variety of positions in New Delhi and abroad. She served in Myanmar as the second in command at Embassy of India, Yangon. Her other overseas postings were in Ankara and Hong Kong. During her multiple years’ experience in headquarters, she has served in various capacities in the Ministry of External Affairs as well as in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. She served as Joint Secretary (Director General) responsible for relations with Bangladesh and Myanmar. She has also headed the SAARC Division and the Policy Planning Divisions in the Ministry. Earlier, she served as Director in the Disarmament & International Security Affairs Divisions and as Under Secretary in the Administration and Europe West Divisions. In the course of her secondment to Department of Commerce, she served in the Export Promotion (Agricultural Products) & the Trade Policy Divisions.

Ambassador Ranganathan speaks Tamil, Hindi and English and has some knowledge of Turkish. She is deeply interested in issues relating to women’s leadership and empowerment and tries to make time for activities related to these issues. Her other interests include reading, hiking, travel, yoga and music.

Ambassador Ranganathan is married to Mukund Santhanam, a financial services professional. They have one daughter. They also have a dog.