About Us High Commissioner

Curriculum Vitae

Mrs Ruchi Ghanashyam is a career diplomat, who joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1982. Prior to her current assignment as High Commissioner to the UK, she was Secretary (West) in Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), New Delhi from April 2017 to November 2018.

In a career spanning nearly thirty-seven years after joining Indian Foreign Service, Mrs Ruchi Ghanashyam served in the Embassy of India Damascus, Kathmandu, Brussels, High Commission of India Islamabad and in the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, New York.

Mrs Ruchi Ghanashyam was High Commissioner of India to Ghana concurrently accredited to Burkina Faso, Sierra Leone and Togo. She has also served as High Commissioner of India to South Africa with concurrent accreditation to Kingdom of Lesotho. At Headquarters, Mrs Ruchi Ghanashyam served as Director (Pakistan) and Director CNV Division, MEA and as Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary for the Europe West Division of MEA, New Delhi.

High Commissioner Mrs Ruchi Ghanashyam holds a Master’s in Psychology from the Bhopal University. She speaks Hindi and English.

High Commissioner Mrs Ruchi Ghanashyam is married to Mr. A. R. Ghanashyam (a Retd. IFS officer). They have two sons.