About Us High Commissioner Profile


Ajaneesh Kumar
अजनीश कुमार
IFS: 1996


Mr. Ajaneesh Kumar joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1996. During his 25 years career, he has worked on many important assignments both in Delhi and abroad. At Headquarters, he has served in the Technical Cooperation (renamed as Development Partnership Administration), Europe West and United Nations (Political) Divisions. He has held responsible positions in Mexico City, Mexico (as Third Secretary/Second Secretary from August 1998 to October 2001), Buenos Aires, Argentina (as First Secretary from January 2002 to May 2005), Berne, Switzerland (as First Secretary/Counsellor from November 2007 to May 2012) and Accra, Ghana (as Deputy High Commissioner from July 2012 to June 2015).

From July 2015 till December 2018 Mr. Kumar was the Deputy Director General in the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi. During his over 3-years assignment at the Council, Mr. Kumar was actively engaged in Track 1.5 and 2 activities with Council's MoU partners in various countries/regions, inter alia, Russia, China, Vietnam, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, SCO, Central Asia, Africa and Latin America & Caribbean.

Mr. Kumar presented his credentials to His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei on 15 January 2019 as High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam.

Mr. Kumar is a graduate in Physics and Law. He is proficient (spoken & written) in Hindi, English and Spanish languages.