About Us High Commissioner Profile

Shri Manish Gupta
High Commissioner of India, Accra

High Commissioner Manish Gupta is a career diplomat and a member of the Indian Foreign Service since 1998. During a diplomatic career spanning over 25 years, he has held various positions in New Delhi and abroad.

Before assuming his current responsibilities, he served as Consul General of India in Sydney. Earlier abroad, he has served as Consul General of India in Istanbul, Turkey from 2013-2016 and in Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations, New York from 2009-2013. While in New York, he served as Political Counsellor and Coordinator for India at the Counter-Terrorism Committee. He was also India’s representative on the Executive Board of the UNDP and UNICEF. His other diplomatic assignments were in Dakar from 2002-2005 and Brussels from 2000-2002.

At headquarters, he served in the Ministry of External Affairs as Joint Secretary for Overseas Indian Affairs from 2016-2019 overseeing migration and mobility, emigration policy, labour and manpower, skill development, and welfare and protection of Overseas Indians-related matters. He was also CEO of the India Centre for Migration (ICM), a think-tank of the Ministry on matters related to international migration. He also served as a desk officer for Nepal in the Northern Division from 2005-2009.

High Commissioner Gupta holds a B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University. He is married to Nimeesha Gupta and has one son.