He has previously served as Ambassador of India to Kuwait, Switzerland, the Holy See (Vatican City) as well as the Principality of Liechtenstein…reports Asian Lite News
Sibi George has been named as the next Indian ambassador to the Republic of Marshall Islands, on a concurrent basis, the Ministry of External Affairs informed on Monday.
An Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1993 batch, he is expected to take up the assignment shortly. “Shri Sibi George (IFS: 1993) presently Ambassador of India to Japan, has been concurrently accredited as the next Ambassador of India to the Republic of Marshall Islands, with residence in Tokyo. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly,” the statement reads.
He has previously served as Ambassador of India to Kuwait, Switzerland, the Holy See (Vatican City) as well as the Principality of Liechtenstein.
In 2014, the Government of India conferred on him the S.K. Singh Award for Excellence in Indian Foreign Service. This award was conferred upon him during his post as Deputy Chief of Mission to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Joining the Indian Foreign Service in 1993, George began his diplomatic career in Cairo where he served in the Mission as Political Officer. Subsequently he moved to the Indian Embassy in Doha, Qatar where he handled Consular, Community, Information and Media affairs as First Secretary.
Later he served as Political Counsellor in Indian High Commission in Islamabad, Pakistan and as Political Counsellor and Commercial Counsellor at Indian Embassy in Washington DC. He also served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Indian Missions in Tehran, Iran and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
At headquarters of Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, he served in East Asia Division and also as coordinator of India–Africa Forum Summit. He later headed Administration, Establishment and Welfare Divisions in the Ministry of External Affairs.