Shri Gaddam Dharmendra
Mr. Gaddam Dharmendra joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1990.
Mr. Gaddam has previously served as Additional Secretary (Policy Planning & Research) and Joint Secretary (D&ISA) in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi.
His previous overseas diplomatic assignments include as Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran (February 2019-May 2023), High Commissioner to Zambia (October 2013 to July 2017); Consul General to Hong Kong and Macau SAR (September 2010 to October 2013); and, Counsellor in India’s High Commission in Dhaka, Bangladesh (August 2003 to June 2007).
Mr. Gaddam was born in July 1964 and holds an M.Phil. (Politics) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is married and has one daughter.