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Kamalesh Sharma

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5th Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations
In office
1 April 2008 – 31 March 2016
Head Elizabeth II
Preceded by Don McKinnon
Succeeded by The Baroness Scotland of Asthal
Chancellor of Queen's University Belfast
In office
10 December 2009 – 25 April 2015
Preceded by George J. Mitchell
Succeeded by Thomas Moran
Permanent Representative of India
to the United Nations
In office
7 August 1997 – 27 May 2002
Secretary General Kofi Annan
President Kocheril Raman Narayanan
Preceded by Prakash Shah
Succeeded by Vijay K. Nambiar
Personal details
Born 30 September 1941 (1941-09-30) (age 80)
Benares, Benares State, British Raj
(now Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India)
Nationality Indian
Children 2
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Modern School (New Delhi)
Profession Diplomat

Kamalesh Sharma, GCVO (born 30 September 1941) is an Indian diplomat. He was the 5th Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations from 2008 to 2016. He served as the High Commissioner for India in London.

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