H.E. Mr. Pavan Kapoor
Ambassdaor of India to the UAE

In a diplomatic career spanning almost three decades, Ambassador Kapoor has served in different capacities in the Indian Missions in Moscow, Kyiv, London and Geneva apart from serving in the Ministry of External Affairs and the Prime Minister’s Office in New Delhi. He also served as an international civil servant with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. He was India’s High Commissioner to Mozambique and the Kingdom of Swaziland from Jan 2014 to early 2016, and Ambassador to Israel from March 2016 to September 2019. Ambassador Kapoor has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India and a Masters in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics.

H.E. Dr. Aman Puri
Consul General of India

Dr. Aman Puri assumed charge as Consul General of India, Dubai in July, 2020. He is a member of the Indian Foreign Service, having joined in 2003. His overseas assignments include serving as the Consul General of India, Birmingham (U.K), and at the Indian Mission to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg, based at Brussels. At the headquarters, he has held the office of Deputy Chief of the Protocol which involved handling the foreign visits of Prime Minster of India & similar incoming visits. He also served as the Regional Passport Officer, New Delhi. Dr. Puri, (born 1976) did his schooling from St. John’s High School, Chandigarh, and qualified as a Dentist before joining the Indian Foreign Service.

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Banna
UAE Ambassador to India

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Abdul Rahman AlBanna is the UAE Ambassador to India and non-resident Ambassador to Bhutan.Before that he was the Director of the African Affairs department in the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs looking after bilateral relations between the UAE and the different African countries. He also served as a Director of the Department of Economic Affairs in the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Prior to joining the diplomacy work, he held some major positions in the field of economic, trade promotion & negotiations, Quality and business excellences. H.E. Dr. AlBanna was the Deputy Director General of Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He was the general coordinator of the meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank in Dubai in 2003. Also he served as Advisor to ‘Dubai EXPO 2020’, Chairman of Dubai Quality Group and a Member of the Dubai Rent Committee.

H.E. Dr. Ahmed AlBanna graduated from American University, Washington, U.S.A., BS & BA in 1981 and in 1995 he received his master degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Hull University. He completed his PhD degree in 2003 from Hull University. H.E. Dr. Ahmed AlBanna also represented UAE in various key diplomatic and international conferences and seminars. He speaks Arabic and English fluently.