Ambassador Prakash Shah
PRAKASH SHAH
NAME: PRAKASH SHAH
EDUCATION: M. COM., LL.B., B.A.

PRESENT POSITIONS :

  1. Advisor, United Parcel Service, (UPS) Washington D.C, U.S.A.
  2. Advisor, (International) Dodsal Ltd., Dubai.
  3. Board Director, Pathfinders International, Boston, U.S.A.
  4. Board Director, Indo-American Arts Council, New York, U.S.A.
MEMBER INDO-JAPAN EMINENT PERSONS GROUP, TOKYO & NEW DELHI
2000-2002
SPECIAL ENVOY OF THE U.N. SECRETARY GENERAL FOR IRAQ & UNDER-SECRETARY GENERAL, UNITED NATIONS,
1998-2000
AMBASSADOR /PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF INDIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK,
1995-1997
  • Member of the Indian Delegation to the World Social Summit Conference, Copenhagen.
  • Leader of the Indian Delegation to the 50th U.N. General Assembly, New York.
  • Member of the Indian Delegation to the Non-Aligned Summit, Cartagena, Columbia.
  • Co-Chairman of the U.N. working group on Strengthening the U.N. System.
  • India's chief negotiator on Security Council Reforms.
 
AMBASSADOR OF INDIA TO JAPAN, TOKYO
1992-1995
  • Negotiated bilateral assistance to India of 1.2 billion dollars a year for three years.
    Co-Chairman of the Indo-Japan Business Council.
 
AMBASSADOR/PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF INDIA TO THE UNITED NATIONS, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
1991-1992
  • Leader of the Indian Delegation to UNCTAD VIII Columbia.
  • Member of Indian Delegation to World Economic Forum, Davos.
  • India's Chief Delegate to the Conference on Disarmament.
  • Negotiated Convention on Chemical Weapons.
  • Alternate Governor, Governing Council, Common Fund, The Hague.
  • India's Chief Delegate to Human Rights Commission.
 
JOINT SECRETARY/ADDITIONAL SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF EXTERNALAFFAIRS, NEW DELHI, 1985-1990
  • Assisted the Prime Minister at NAM & Commonwealth Summits, Harare, Belgrade, Kuala Lumpur & Vancouver.
  • Head of International Organisations Division.
 
AMBASSADOR OF INDIA TO VENEZUELA AND CONSUL GENERAL TO THE DUTCH ANTILLES 1983-1985
HIGH COMMISSIONER OF INDIA TO MALAYSIA & BRUNEI, 1980-1983
DIRECTOR/JOINT SECRETARY TO PRIME MINISTER, 1977-1980
  • Advisor to the Prime Ministers - Shri Morarji Desai, Shri Charan Singh and Mrs. Indira Gandhi - on India's external relations and press advisor. Accompanied the Prime Ministers on Foreign Visits.
 
DIRECTOR MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM, NEW DELHI 1977-1980
  • Negotiated oil agreements with Gulf and other oil suppliers.
  • India's Chief Delegate to the Energy Commission, CIEC, Paris, 1977
 
COUNSELLOR FOR PETROLEUM AFFAIRS, EMBASSY OF INDIA, TEHRAN, OMAN, KUWAIT, QATAR, U.A.E., SAUDI ARABIA & LEBANON, 1971-1975
  • India's Chief Advisor on Petroleum Affairs and OPEC.
 
DEPURY SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF FINANCE, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS, 1969-1971
  • Negotiated agreements with Socialist Countries for conversion to free foreign currency trading.
 
POSITIONS HELD
  • Member, Perez Guerero Trust Fund, New York.
  • Member, Governing Council, UN Compensation Fund for Iraq, Geneva.
  • Governor, UNCTAD Common Fund, The Hague.
  • Member, UN Committee on Contributions, New York.
  • Chairman, RICOH India Ltd.
  • Director, Indian Petrochemicals Ltd., Baroda
  • Director, Kudremukh Iron Ore Limited, Bangalore.
  • Director, Alliance Capital Fund, Bombay.
  • Director, Gujarat Industrial Investment Corporation, Ahmedabad.
  • Director, Dagremont ( India ) Ltd., New Delhi.
  • Director, Total ( India ) Ltd., New Delhi
ACADEMICS
  • Visiting Lecturer, Unversidad Santa Maria, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • Guest Faculty, Foreign Service Institute, New Delhi.
  • Guest Speaker, National Defence College, New Delhi.
  • Alumni, Geneva Management Institute.
PUBLICATIONS
  • School of International Studies: 'India EEC and the Common Wealth'.
  • Journal of University of Santa Maria, Caracas: 'South-South Co-operation, A View from Non-Oil Developing Countries'.
  • Centropep, Caracas: 'World Economic Crisis and Response of the
  • Third World'.
  • Fridtj Nansen Institute, Oslo: 'Antartic Treaty System in World Politics-ATS Model and the Future'.
  • Peace Institute, Geneva: ' Non-Proliferation and Security- Case for Non
    Nuclear Countries'.
  • Foreign Service Institute, Lima, Peru : 'India and the United Nations in a New Global Order'.
  • Instituto Matias Romero de Estudios Diplomatiocos, Mexico: 'India and the United Nations: 50 Years and After'.
  • Harvard International Review: 'Unity in Diversity: Political and Economic Trends in India'.
  • Journal of the Group of G-77 Quarterly - Interview on U.N. Activities.
  • South Asia's Nuclear Future: Carnegie Conference on 'Nuclear Non-Proliferation and the Millennium: Prospects and Initiatives
  • Fordham Law Journal: 'Human Rights & Developments'.
CLUB MEMBERSHIPS
  • Member, Marleybourne Cricket Club, London.
  • Delhi Golf Club, New Delhi.
  • Delhi Gymkhana Club, New Delhi.
  • NOIDA Golf Club, Ghaziabad, India
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LANGUAGES - Fluent in English and very good working knowledge of Spanish and French.

SPORTS- Plays tennis, golf and cricket.

MEDIA - Contributes to the 'Financial Express' New Delhi
            -  Guest Speaker on Doordarshan, Zee T.V and Sahara T.V.

 
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