Ambassador of India to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg
In this widely interconnected world, where the actions of one could have repercussions for millions, it highly relevant to have continuous discussions on Ethics in Organizations in order to sustain, promote and celebrate the values of integrity, honesty and accountability. I hope that these discussions will translate to actions and strengthen the foundations of our society.
Mr. Manjeev Singh Puri assumed charge in Brussels on 2nd January 2014.
He is a member of the Indian Foreign Service, having joined the service in 1982.
Prior to Brussels, Ambassador Puri was India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN in New York, having served there from 2009 to 2013. He was a senior member of India’s Security Council team during the years 2011-2012, when India served on the Security Council.
Ambassador Puri was actively involved with issues of sustainable development and environment and was a lead negotiator in India’s delegation for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012. He was also a key member of India’s delegation at the Climate Change negotiations in Copenhagen in December 2009.
From 2005-09, he headed the United Nations Division in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi dealing with economic and social issues. His charge included global economic and development issues, environment, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, migration, humanitarian affairs and UNESCO related matters. He led the Indian delegation for the first meeting of the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Brussels in July 2007.
In the course of his Foreign Service career, Ambassador Puri has served twice in Germany (in Bonn from 1984-86 and Berlin from 1991-94) and speaks German. He was the coordinator of the Festival of India in German in 1991-92 and established the Indian Cultural Centre in Berlin.
Ambassador Puri’s other postings have been Bangkok (1986-89), Caracas (1989-91), Cape Town (1998-2002), Muscat (2002-05) and as Deputy Chief of Protocol in-charge of high level visits in the Ministry of External Affairs from 1994-98.
Manjeev Singh Puri (born 1959) has a Masters degree in Management and had worked for Hindustan Unilever before joining Government. He did his BA (Honours) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, with top honours. He is married to Mrs. Namrita Puri and they have two children. Ambassador Puri is on the Advisory Board of India’s most well known environment organization, TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi).