Mr. Ajay Kumar Sharma took over as the new Ambassador of India to the Republic ofMali on 28 September 2015.
Ambassador Sharma arrived in Bamako on 27 September 2015 and presented his credentials on 14 January 2016 to the President of the Republic of Mali H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta accrediting him as Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of India to the Republic of Mali.
He joined the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India in September 1981 and served in Brussels and at Headquarters before moving to the Embassy of India, Kabul in 1989.
His other diplomatic assignments were Hamburg and Seoul before he joined the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi in 1999.
Prior to his appointment as Ambassador of India to the Rep of Mali, he served as Ambassador of India to the DPR Korea from January 2013 to September 2015. He also served in various capacities in Indian Missions in Pretoria, Ottawa and Suva from July 2002 to December 2012.
During his stay at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, he served in UN, Africa & Haj, Americas, EW, D&ISA and CPV Divisions.
He is married to Usha Rani, with a son and a daughter.