Sandeep Chakravorty, Ambassador, Indonesia & Timor- Leste

Mr. Chakravorty has a professional career spanning more than three decades. In his diplomatic journey he has been India’s Ambassador to Peru and Bolivia; Consul General in New York; and Deputy High Commissioner in Bangladesh. He has also served in India’s missions in Spain and Colombia.

Prior to his appointment as Ambassador to Jakarta in August 2023, he was for three years, Joint Secretary in India’s Ministry of External Affairs responsible for India’s relations with Europe West and the EU.

Before joining India's diplomatic service in 1996, he worked, for more than five years, on environmental and sustainability projects with non-profit organisations in India. He has an abiding interest in conservation and sustainability issues involving forests, mangroves and wildlife.

He holds a master's degree in Advanced Studies in International & European Security from Geneva University, a master’s degree in Sociology, and he is also a post graduate in Forestry Management.

His other interests include writing a blog- Chakraview- on life experiences and working on a video series documenting stories of foreigners who have made India their home.

His first effort at writing has been compiling an “International Relations & Diplomacy Primer’ meant as an easy read for those interested in global affairs, international relations and diplomacy. Presently, he is writing a personal light-hearted account of his diplomatic adventures. His other hobbies include cooking, reading and travelling.

He is married to Taruna, who is visiting faculty at Indian Institute of Management, Indore and they have college going twin daughters.