Ambassador Anil Trigunayat (IFS Retd) has been a member of the Indian Foreign Service. He has served in the Indian Missions in Cote d’Ivoire, Bangladesh, Mongolia, USA, Russia, Sweden, Nigeria, Libya and Jordan. In the Ministry of External Affairs he worked in the Economic, West Asia & North Africa and Consular Divisions.
He also served as Director General/Joint Secretary for the Gulf & Haj Divisions in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. Thereafter, Mr. Trigunayat worked as Deputy Chief of Mission in the rank of Ambassador in the Embassy of India, Moscow
Prior to his superannuation in May 2016, he served as Ambassador of India to Jordan and Libya and High Commissioner to Malta ( June 2012 – May 2016).
He is a post Graduate in Physics from the Agra/Kumaon University and also studied Russian History, Culture and Language at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. As a visiting fellow he also conducted research work on “WTO and Regional Trading Blocs” at the Oxford University.
He is a member of the All India Management Association/Delhi Management Association as well as that of Oxford and Cambridge Society of India and the Secretary, Association of Indian Diplomats (former Ambassadors) . He is also the Honorary Member of the International Trade Council, Brussels. Securing national interests in conflict zones, promoting Trade and Investment as well as Economic Diplomacy have been his special areas of interest. Developments in Middle East , Africa and Russia hold his special attention given a large network and contact base of friends and well –wishers of India,
Currently apart from contributing articles and media commentaries on topical issues, he is steering a Committee on promotion of trade and investment with Africa and the Middle East at the Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FICCI). He is also honorary Adviser to BRICS Chamber of Commerce as well as a Distinguished Fellow at the Vivekananda International Foundation apart from being a Board Member of Peaceful Mind Foundation. Ambassador Trigunayat has also been associated with various international Associations and networks, like Unity Earth, relating to contributing to interfaith harmony, dialogue and Peace across the world since he believes that basic function of diplomacy is to ensure Peace.