Mr. Partha Satpathy
Ambassador Partha Satpathy joined the Indian Foreign Service in August 1990
Before joining as Ambassador of the Republic of India to Ukraine, Ambassador Satpathy served as Head of Division (Latin America & Caribbean Division) in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA). Prior to that he also headed the States Division, coordinating federal matters, in MEA from January 2016 to March 2018.
Mr. Satpathy has also served as Ambassador of India to the Republic of Senegal with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Cape Verde, Republic of Guinea Bissau and High Commissioner of India to the Republic of The Gambia from 2012-2015. He has served in the Indian Embassies in Moscow, Vienna, Brasilia and Lisbon and worked in the UN and Latin America Divisions of the Ministry of External Affairs.
Mr. Satpathy has served as Minister in the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Offices in Geneva coordinating multilateral diplomacy issues in the areas of Globalization, Health, International labour issues, climate change, migration issues, hazardous waste management, environmental and conservation diplomacy issues. In this connection he coordinated matters with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), International Labour Organization (ILO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), World Health Organization (WHO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS), United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Mr. Satpathy has a degree in B.Sc. Physics, with a Masters in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad followed by a Masters in Human Rights and International Law from the Human Rights Centre in Essex, UK. His interests are in the areas of Business and Human Rights, Corporate Social Responsibilities, Multilateral Diplomacy, Strategic Dynamics in the BRICS & IBSA regions and Intellectual Property rights. He enjoys outdoor sports activities including golf and cricket.