Embassy of India, Vilnius, Lithuania
Ambassador profile

H.E. Devesh Uttam

Mr. Devesh Uttam was born in Uttar Pradesh Province of India on 1 August 1974. He is a career diplomat. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 2003.

He was Head of the Consular, Passport & Visa (CPV) Division in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. He was also in-charge of the Office of the Central authority for Extradition Matters.

His diplomatic assignments abroad included Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of India, Tehran; and Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York. While in New York, he was also elected to serve as a Member of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ) from 2013 to 2016. He also served as India’s representative on the Advisory Board of the UN  Democracy Fund during his tenure in New York. Besides, he has also served in Indian Missions in Libya and Syria. He headed the Political and Commercial wings at the Embassy of India, Tripoli and the Culture and Information wing at the Embassy of India, Damascus

At the Ministry of External Affairs, besides Joint Secretary, CPV Division, he has served in different Capacities including Director (Administration) and Under Secretary / Deputy Secretary (Gulf).

Prior to joining Indian Foreign Service, he served as Assistant Director General of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India.

He holds Masters and M-Phil Degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His area of research in M.Phil. was the “Eastern Enlargement of the European Union”. The focus of the study was the cost-benefit analysis for new Member States joining the EU. He has also studied International Business at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi. He speaks Hindi, English and Arabic. He has also studied French and Sanskrit.

His wife Ruchi is a Dentist by profession and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Bachelor of Dental Surgery Degree. They are proud parents of a twelve-year-old son.





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