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Ambassador J.K. Tripathi is a retired officer of Indian Foreign Service with 33 years of experience in Diplomacy.

Starting his career in 1981, Ambassador Tripathi has vast experience of Africa, Europe, Middle East and Latin America. He had served in Indian missions in Zambia, Maldives & Hungary as Second Secretary/ First Secretary looking after the political, cultural, information and administrative wings. He had also served as the Deputy Chief of the Mission in our missions (embassies) in Sweden, Venezuela and Oman before taking up the important post of Consul General of India in Sao Paulo, Brazil, India’s only trade office in entire central and south America. As such, he was responsible for growth of India’s trade relations with Brazil-India’s biggest trade partner in the Continent. Ambassador Tripathi retired in June 2014 after serving as Ambassador of India to Zimbabwe.

He is a member of Association of Indian Diplomats and Ambassadors’ Club of PHD Chamber of Commerce. Ambassador Tripathi is also on the Board of Advisors of the Indo-Latin American Chamber of Commerce, Centre for Economic and Cultural Cooperation, M/S Dimitris Infrapro Pvt. Ltd and M/S Quest Global Technologies. He is also a senior advisor of MIICCIA (Millennium India International Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture). He has a keen interest in keeping himself abreast with the latest developments in International Affairs and Diplomacy. He frequently appears on various National TV Channels for panel discussions on these issues. He also contributes articles related to Foreign Policy and Diplomacy in various periodicals.

Ambassador Tripathi is a keen Golfer and a poet. One collection of his Urdu Ghazals had been published while the next one is under publication. He is well versed in Hindi, English, Urdu and Spanish. His hobbies are reading and travelling.