Research Interests: Identify technologies to enable rural communities in India access global markets, Engage with key government officials to accelerate innovation and investment in India


Work Experience:

  • Third Secretary(Language Training), Hong Kong; studied Chinese language for two years (1984-85) at the Chinese University in Hong Kong to acquire proficiency in spoken, reading and written Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Vice Consul/Consul at Commission of India, Hong Kong (1984-86)
  • Under Secretary at the Pakistan Desk in the Ministry of External Affairs; Programme Director, Indian Council of Cultural Relations (1986-1988)
  • First Secretary (Information & Culture), High Commission of India, Kuala Lumpur (1988-1991)
  • First Secretary (Political), Embassy of India, Beijing (1991-94); was a member of the Special Expert Group on the India-China border
  • Deputy Secretary at China Desk in Delhi; was part of team that opened the India Taipei Association Office in Taipei, Taiwan