Ruchira Kamboj

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Ruchira Kamboj
High Commissioner of India to South Africa
Assumed office
6 June 2017[1][2]
Preceded by Ruchi Ghanashyam
Ambassador & Permanent Representative of India to UNESCO[7][8]
In office
September 2013[3][4][5][6] – 15 July 2017[9]
Preceded by Vinay Sheel Oberoi, IAS[10][11][12]
Personal details
Born Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Nationality Indian
Spouse(s) Diwakar Kamboj[13][14]
Children 1 daughter[15][16]
Alma mater Wynberg Allen School; Delhi University; London School of Economics[17]
Profession Diplomat

Ruchira Kamboj is India's High Commissioner to South Africa.[18] Kamboj is the former Chief of Protocol of India, the only first and only woman to be appointed to the post.[19][20] She alo served as India's Ambassador & Permanent Representative to UNESCO.

Personal life[edit]

Kamboj is the daughter of an Indian Army officer. She attended school in Delhi, Vadodara and Jammu.[21] She was educated at the Wynberg Allen School in Mussoorie and the Delhi University. Kamboj also earned a degree from the London School of Economics.[22]

Kamboj is married to businessman Diwakar Kamboj[23] and has a daughter.[24] Kamboj is fluent in French language.[25]

Career[edit]

Kamboj is an Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1987 batch. She served as Third Secretary at the Indian Embassy at Paris from 1989 to 1991.[26] Kamboj served at the Indian High Commission in Mauritius and at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London.[27] She headed the Consulate General of India, Cape Town.[28]

Ruchira Kamboj served as the Director/ Deputy Secretary (Foreign Service Personnel) and Under-Secretary (Europe West) in the Ministry of External Affairs.[29] From September 2013 to 15 July 2017,[30] Kamboj was India's Ambassador & Permanent Representative to UNESCO.


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ani/ruchira-kamboj-appointed-next-high-commissioner-of-india-to-republic-of-south-africa-117060600430_1.html
  2. ^ http://www.mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/28512/Ruchira_Kamboj_appointed_as_the_next_High_Commissioner_of_India_to_the_Republic_of_South_Africa
  3. ^ http://mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/22251/Ms+Ruchira+Kamboj+appointed+as+the+next+Permanent+Representative+of+India+to+UNESCO+Paris
  4. ^ http://indianexpress.com/article/india/kamboj-gets-3-month-extension-as-indias-envoy-to-unesco-4640415/
  5. ^ http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-kamboj-gets-3-month-extension-as-india-s-envoy-to-unesco-2427331
  6. ^ http://www.thestatesman.com/india/ruchira-kamboj-appointed-high-commissioner-to-south-africa-1496733888.html
  7. ^ http://www.mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/22251/ms+ruchira+kamboj+appointed+as+the+next+permanent+representative+of+india+to+unesco+paris
  8. ^ http://www.unesco.org/new/en/newdelhi/about-this-office/single-view/news/ms_ruchira_kamboj_the_next_permanent_representative_of_india/
  9. ^ http://www.india.com/news/india/ruchira-kamboj-appointed-as-next-high-commissioner-of-india-to-republic-of-south-africa-2205852/
  10. ^ http://www.asianage.com/columnists/advantage-ias-840
  11. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/A-delegation-comprising-of-Permanent-Representative-of-India-to-UNESCO-Paris-Vinay-Sheel-Oberoi-Director-UNESCO-Representative-to-Bhutan-India-Maldives-Sri-Lanka-at-UNESCO-office-in-New-Delhi-Shigeru-Aoyagi-and-other-officials-also-visited-the-City-Palace-/articleshow/17170240.cms
  12. ^ http://www.babusofindia.com/2013/09/ifs-is-back-in-unesco-ruchira-kamboj-to.html
  13. ^ http://www.deccanherald.com/content/395525/archives.php
  14. ^ http://www.babusofindia.com/2013/09/ifs-is-back-in-unesco-ruchira-kamboj-to.html
  15. ^ http://www.babusofindia.com/2013/09/ifs-is-back-in-unesco-ruchira-kamboj-to.html
  16. ^ http://www.india.com/news/india/ruchira-kamboj-appointed-as-next-high-commissioner-of-india-to-republic-of-south-africa-2205852/
  17. ^ http://www.babusofindia.com/2014/05/diplomat-ruchira-kamboj-called-from.html
  18. ^ http://www.hcisouthafrica.in/hc.php?id=Contact
  19. ^ http://www.thestatesman.com/india/ruchira-kamboj-appointed-high-commissioner-to-south-africa-1496733888.html
  20. ^ http://www.deccanherald.com/content/395525/archives.php
  21. ^ http://www.deccanherald.com/content/395525/archives.php
  22. ^ http://www.babusofindia.com/2014/05/diplomat-ruchira-kamboj-called-from.html
  23. ^ http://www.deccanherald.com/content/395525/archives.php
  24. ^ http://www.india.com/news/india/ruchira-kamboj-appointed-as-next-high-commissioner-of-india-to-republic-of-south-africa-2205852/
  25. ^ http://www.babusofindia.com/2014/05/diplomat-ruchira-kamboj-called-from.html
  26. ^ http://www.theweekendleader.com/Culture/1852/first-handshake.html
  27. ^ http://megafilmcity.in/ruchira-kamboj-appointed-as-next-high-commissioner-of-india-to-republic-of-south-africa/
  28. ^ http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Documents/Rector/speeches/India_evening28Aug2008.pdf
  29. ^ http://megafilmcity.in/ruchira-kamboj-appointed-as-next-high-commissioner-of-india-to-republic-of-south-africa/
  30. ^ http://www.indiainfoline.com/article/news-top-story/modi-swearing-in%E2%80%A6-ruchira-kamboj-to-manage-protocol-affairs-114052800082_1.html

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