Former Consul General of India in Sydney Mr.Sujan R. Chinoy (IFS : 1981), presently Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs handling national security policy issues in the National Security Council Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Mexico.
He is expected to take up his assignment shortly, said a Ministry of External Affairs media release on Friday.
He was Consul General in Sydney from January 2007 to 2009. He left Sydney just before the students’ problem began in Australia. Through an e-mail, he said he cherished the fond memories of his stay in Sydney.
Mr.Chinoy belongs to Rajkot in Gujarat. His grandfather barrister CN Chinoy was Rajkot state’s Diwan in pre-independence time.
Mr. Chinoy is an expert in China and East Asia related issues. Mr. Chinoy was India’s Consulate General at Shanghai between 2002 and 2005.
Mr. Chinoy worked at Indian missions in Hong kong and Beijing in 1980s. He accompanied late Prime Minister Mr. Rajiv Gandhi in 1988, former President Mr. R Venkatraman in 1992 and former President Mr. RK Narayanan in year 2000 during their China visit. Mr. Chinoy played important role to improve India-China relation in post-Pokhran II time.
Mr. Chinoy has worked as Deputy Secretary and Under Secretary in China related issues in East-Asia wing of India’s foreign ministry. He also worked as Under Secretary in America wing. He worked as Officer on special duty in foreign ministry’s press relation wing.
During 1992-1995 Mr. Chinoy worked as first Secretary/Counselor in Indian mission in the United Nations at New york. He represented India on issues ranging from non-proliferation and international security to disarmament in general body meeting of the United Nations. In 1990s he worked in India’s Riyadh based consul office as counselor(political) and then worked for four years in Delhi as Director of China related affairs. During this time he worked for peace and mutual trust on line of actual control on India/China border.
Born on 27th of September, 1958, Mr. Chinoy completed his primary education in Rajkot based Rajkumar college. He completed BA with English literature and Psychology in Vadodara’s MS University. He received MBA in Marketing in Ahmedabad.
Mr Chinoy can speak Chinese language very well. He also has command over French, German, Arabic and Kriol languages.