Shri Arun Kumar Chatterjee
Shri Arun Kumar Chatterjee, Additional Secretary (Administration) in the Ministry of External Affairs, assumed additional charge as Dean, Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service (SSIFS) on 14th September, 2021.
Shri Chatterjee belongs to the 1992 batch of the Indian Foreign Service. Previously, he has served as Counsellor in Embassy of India, Seoul, in Republic of Korea from February 2006 to July 2007, First Secretary/ Counsellor in Permanent Mission of India (PMI), Geneva from December 2002 to December 2005, and as Third/ Second Secretary in Embassy of India, Almaty, in Kazakhstan from May 1994 to September 1998.
In the Ministry of External Affairs, Shri Chatterjee has worked as Under Secretary/ Deputy Secretary (East Europe), Director (Finance), Director/ Joint Secretary (CNV & I) and Chief Vigilance Officer of the Ministry of External Affairs and Joint/ Additional Secretary (Passport Seva Project) and Chief Passport Officer from April 2016 to November 2020.
Born on 17 December, 1965, Shri Chatterjee holds Master’s Degree in Commerce and is a Graduate from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He served as Junior Manager in Durgapur Steel Plant, Steel Authority of India Limited, from 1989 to 1992.
His Compulsory Foreign Language is Kazakh, and he also has working knowledge of Russian and French languages.
Shri Arun Kumar Chatterjee is married to Smt. Arpita Chatterjee and they have a son.