H.E. Periasamy Kumaran has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to The Republic Of Singapore on Tuesday May 26, 2020.
H.E. Kumaran will replace the current High Commissioner of India to Singapore, H.E. Jawed Ashraf, who took over more than three years ago in November 2016. H.E. Ashraf is to take over as the High Commissioner of India to France.
As per a press release by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, he is expected to take up the assignment shortly.
H.E. Kumaran (IFS batch of 1992) is presently the Ambassador of India to Qatar at Doha and has been serving the post for more than 3 and half years, since October 2016.
A country where Indians make for the largest expatriate community with the added challenge of COVID-19, where the mission has been heavily involved in mobilising support and with the repatriation efforts, HE Kumaran will certainly have his hands full in Singapore.
An IITian from Madras, HE Kumaran did his BTech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from 1986 to 1990, before he joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1992.
He served as the Deputy High Commissioner at the High Commission of India in Colombo from September 2011 to July 2014.
Earlier HE Kumaran has also served in the High Commission of India in Islamabad and the Embassy of India in Washington.