Amb. Navdeep Singh Suri is an Independent Director of our Company. Navdeep has had a 36-year long career in the Indian Foreign Service. He served in India’s diplomatic missions in Cairo, Damascus, Washington, Dar es Salaam and London. He was India’s Consul General in Johannesburg, High Commissioner to Australia and Ambassador to Egypt and the UAE. He also headed West Africa and Public Diplomacy departments in India’s Ministry of External Affairs. He is currently an Independent Director in Hindustan Ports Private Ltd.
Navdeep Suri holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar and an Advanced Diploma in Arabic language from American University in Cairo. He is a Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Centre for New Economic Diplomacy (CNED). He leads existing CNED programmes in Morocco, Kigali and Dhaka — and in creating new areas of focus in Africa, Southeast Asia and the Gulf.
Navdeep’s contribution to building stronger ties between India and UAE was recognised by the President of UAE and he was conferred with the country’s second highest civilian award — the Order of Zayed II. He has been associated with our company since July 2021.