Ambassador Ajit Kumar

Ajit Kumar, India’s consul general based in Atlanta, has been appointed as ambassador and the permanent representative of India to the United Nations in Geneva, India’s Ministry of External Affairs announced on Feb. 19.

Mr. Kumar has been an active diplomat on behalf of India throughout the Southeast since he arrived in Atlanta three years ago. 

Most recently in Atlanta, he provided a broad overview of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s economic development plan for India. 

“There is unprecedented optimism about India’s rapid progress under the prime minister’s leadership,” Mr. Kumar said at a reception held at the City Club of Buckhead in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Paul Gleeson, Ireland‘s consul general based in Atlanta, who serves as dean of the Consular Corps here, said concerning Mr. Kumar’s departure:

“We are really sorry to lose Ajit as a member of Atlanta’s Consular Corps – he has been a real pleasure to work with and get to know. His new high-profile appointment reflects his great attributes and is again proof of the calibre of diplomat international governments are sending to Atlanta. We wish Ajit all the best in everything that lies ahead.”

According to a press release from the ministry, Mr. Kumar is to take up his new responsibilities in the near future.

To read his overview of India’s “Make in India” development program, click here.