IIC New President
Start Date
23 June 2022, 10:00 am

Dear Member,

The President of the India International Centre is elected once in 5 years from among the Life Trustees following the time-honoured principle of rotation of the presidency.  Shri N.N. Vohra completed his 5 years presidential tenure on 22 June 2022.  Former Foreign Secretary Shri Shyam Saran, Life Trustee, who is next in line in the inter-se seniority of Life Trustees, has been unanimously elected by the Board as the new President and has taken over on  23 June 2022.

Shri Shyam Saran is a former Foreign Secretary of India and has served as Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Nuclear Affairs and Climate Change.  After leaving government service in 2010, he has headed the Research and Information System for Developing Countries, a prestigious think tank focusing on economic issues (2011-2017) and was Chairman of the National Security Advisory Board under the National Security Council (2013-15). He is Member of the Governing Board of the Centre for Policy Research and of the Institute of Chinese Studies. His first book, How India Sees the World was published in 2017. He has recently published his second book, How China Sees India and the World.

Shri Shyam Saran was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award, in 2011 for his contributions to civil service. In May 2019, he was conferred the Spring Order Gold and Silver Star by the Emperor of Japan for promoting India-Japan relations.

With warm regards,


Kanwal Wali
Secretary IIC