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H.E Mr. Navdeep Singh Suri

Ambassdaor of India to the UAE

H.E Mr. Navdeep Singh Suri

Navdeep Suri joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1983 and has served in India’s diplomatic missions in Cairo, Damascus, Washington, Dar es Salaam and London and as India’s Consul General in Johannesburg. He has also headed the West Africa and Public Diplomacy divisions at the Ministry of External Affairs. He was India’s Ambassador to Egypt and High Commissioner to Australia prior to his present assignment. His innovative use of social media in public diplomacy has received extensive recognition and two prestigious awards. Mr. Suri has learnt Arabic and French, has a Masters degree in Economics and has written on India’s Africa policy, on Public Diplomacy and on the IT outsourcing industry. His English translations of his grandfather Nanak Singh’s classic Punjabi novels have been published by Penguin as ‘The Watchmaker’ and by Harper Collins as ‘A Life Incomplete’. Mr. Suri is accompanied by his wife Mani who has a degree in Economics and is now an accomplished graphic designer and potter. They have two daughters, a journalist and an avid environmentalist.

H.E Mr. Vipul

Consul General of India to Dubai

H.E Mr. Vipul

Vipul joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1998. He has served in Indian Missions in Cairo, Colombo and Geneva. In his diplomatic career he has dealt with diverse areas including political and commercial relations, development, disarmament, international security and media. For the past three years (2014-17), he worked with External Affairs Minister of India. Vipul did his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He also holds an MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He is married to Kirti and they have a four-year old daughter.

H E Mr. Mirza Al Sayegh

Director of the Office of H.H Sheikh Hamdan Bin Al Maktoum,Deputy Ruler of Dubai & Minister of Finance

H E Mr. Mirza Al Sayegh

With over 40 years of local and overseas experience in diverse areas primarily covering key diplomatic positions, Mr Al Sayegh currently serves as a Non Executive Director at Mawarid’s Board. In Financial sector, his previous appointments also include being an Advisor on International Affairs to Middle East Bank and Board Member in Emirates Financial Services and Dubai Islamic Bank.