(Mr. Vishnu Kumar Sharma)
Mr. Vishnu Kumar Sharma joined the Ministry of External Affairs in 1990. During over three decades of his career in the Ministry so far, he has had diverse assignments at Indian Missions/Posts in different capacities; in Sri Lanka, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Niger, United Kingdom and Colombia. In the Ministry, he has earlier served in Parliament/Coordination, Northern and Administration Divisions. Before his appointment as Ambassador, he was holding the post of Director(Consular, Passport and Visa) in the Ministry. He has also served in the Indian Foreign Service Institute at New Delhi.
He has a vast overall experience of functioning of Indian Missions/Posts with a specific proclivity for Indian community welfare and a long experience in handling consular grievances of Indian diaspora abroad. He played a key role in devising Ministry's guidelines for consular grievance redressal mechanism.
Mr. Sharma holds post-graduate degrees in Mathematics and Philosophy. Before joining the Ministry of External Affairs, he served in National Informatics Centre and Central Excise and Customs Department in India. He is married to Aida Sharma.