NEW YORK (TIP): Mrs. Riva Ganguli Das, presently Ambassador to Romania, Albania and Maldova has been named to succeed Ambassador Dnyaneshwar M Mulay who has been moved to External Affairs Ministry where he will head the newly formed ‘India Diaspora Division’. She is likely to arrive in the next few days. Till the time she arrives, the Deputy Consul General Mr. Manoj Mohapatra will hold the fort.
Mrs. Riva Ganguly Das joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1986. She is a Post Graduate in Political Science from Delhi University. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, she was a Lecturer at Delhi University. Her first posting was in Spain. Thereafter, she was at Headquarters dealing with External Publicity, Nepal and Passport/Visa work. She was Head of the Cultural Wing of the Indian High Commission in Dhaka. After her return from Dhaka, she took over as Director at the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs Division and participated in environmental negotiations, particularly climate change. She was the Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy of India, The Hague. She was also the Alternate Permanent Representative of India to the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons at The Hague. She served as Consul General of India in Shanghai from 2008 to 2012. After her return from China, she headed the Public Diplomacy Division in the Ministry of External Affairs. Before coming to Bucharest, she was in charge of the Latin America & Caribbean Division in the Ministry of External Affairs. She is married and has two children.