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India Chamber of Commerce USA
In partnership with
Consulate General of India, Chicago

Cordially invites you to attend and host the

“Reception & Dinner”

Keynote Address
His Excellency Arun Kumar Singh
India’s Ambassador to USA

Ambassador Singh assumed his new assignment to The United States of America on April 30, 2015. His stewardship comes at crucial time in the Indo-US bilateral relations that focuses on building partnerships and economic growth. On the invitation from Seann Nelipinath, Chairman, India Chamber of Commerce USA, and in partnership with the Consul General of India, Chicago, Hon. Dr. Ausaf Sayeed, the Ambassador is visiting Minnesota as the keynote speaker at the US-India Healthcare Summit (from Aug 03 to 05, 2015) where the Ambassador would reach out and connect with the CEOs and leaders from business, government, scientists, healthcare practitioners and the investment community. The Consul General Dr. Sayeed will be accompanying the Ambassador to Minnesota.

Arun K. Singh joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1979 after completing his Masters Degree in Economics from Delhi University and teaching at the University for two years.

His first assignment abroad was at the Embassy of India, Moscow from 1981-1982, where he learnt Russian. Later, he served at the Indian Missions in Addis Ababa as Second Secretary from 1982- 1985, and in Tokyo as First Secretary from 1985 - 1988. On returning to Delhi at the Headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, he served as Deputy Secretary / Director dealing with East Asia and Pakistan Divisions from 1988-1991. From 1991-1993, he headed the Offices of the Foreign Secretary and the External Affairs Minister of India.

Ambassador Singh served at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Office, New York from 1993-1997 as Counsellor and handled multilateral social and economic negotiations. He served in the Indian Mission at Moscow again as Counsellor / Minister from 1997-2000. During his assignment in Delhi from 2000-2005, he served in the capacity of Joint Secretary dealing first with the United Nations Policy, and then External Affairs.

Ambassador Singh served as Ambassador of India to Israel from April 2005 to September, 2008; and then as Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India, Washington D.C from October 2008 to April 2013. Ambassador Singh served as Ambassador of India to France from April, 2013 to April, 2015. He assumed his new assignment as Ambassador of India to United States on April 30, 2015.

Ambassador Singh speaks Russian and Japanese and has some knowledge of French and Hebrew. He is married to Dr. Maina Chawla Singh; they have one daughter.

Registrations Closed

Mr. Arikkath: 925-301-5604 Dr. Belani: 952-465-6643

Mr. Chamarty: 612-991-6731 Mr. Kakkad: 952-250-5386

Mr. Sinha: 612-384-6940

Dinner Participant: $100 Per Person

Student: $50 with valid ID

Sunday, Aug 2, 2015

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

McNamara Alumni Center

University of Minnesota
200 Oak Street S.E.,
Minneapolis, MN 55445

Hon. Dr. Ausaf Sayeed


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