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Bio-Data of Shri Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic

Shri Arun Kumar Chatterjee assumed charge as Ambassador of India to the Kyrgyz Republic on 17 August 2022. He belongs to the 1992 batch of the Indian Foreign Service.  Previously, he has served as Counsellor in Embassy of India, Seoul, in the Republic of Korea from February 2006 to July 2007, First Secretary/ Counsellor in Permanent Mission of India (PMI), Geneva from December 2002 to December 2005, and as Third/ Second Secretary in Embassy of India, Almaty, in Kazakhstan from May 1994 to September 1998.

In the Ministry of External Affairs, Shri Chatterjee has worked as Under Secretary/ Deputy Secretary (East Europe), Director (Finance), Director/ Joint Secretary (CNV & I) and Chief Vigilance Officer of the Ministry of External Affairs and Joint/ Additional Secretary (Passport Seva Project) and Chief Passport Officer from April 2016 to November 2020.  Shri Chatterjee was Additional Secretary (Administration) in the Ministry of External Affairs from November 2020 to July 2022. He also held additional charge of Dean, Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service (SSIFS) from September 2021 to July 2022.

Born on 17 December, 1965, Shri Chatterjee holds Master’s Degree in Commerce and is a Graduate from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He served as Junior Manager in Durgapur Steel Plant, Steel Authority of India Limited, from 1989 to 1992 prior to joining the Indian Foreign Service.

His Compulsory Foreign Language is Kazakh, and he also has working knowledge of Russian and French languages.         

Shri Arun Kumar Chatterjee is married to Smt. Arpita Chatterjee and they have a son.