About Us High Commissioner

Mr. Rakesh Kumar Arora
High Commissioner

Mr. Rakesh Kumar Arora belongs to the Indian Foreign Service and assumed charge as the first resident High Commissioner of India to Sierra Leone on 28 August 2020.

Prior to this, he was Counsellor at the Embassy of India, Brussels, and handled India’s political engagement with the European Union, as well as Belgium and Luxembourg.

He was previously Director/Deputy Secretary in the Multilateral Economic Relations Division of the Ministry of External Affairs and was responsible for matters related to BRICS, including India’s BRICS Chairmanship and BRICS Leaders’ Goa Summit in 2016.

He has also served in Indian Missions in Jakarta and Copenhagen as First/Second Secretary, where he looked after bilateral political and commercial relations.

Since he joined the Ministry of External Affairs in 1984, he has served in various capacities at Headquarters and in Indian Missions in Accra, Dubai, Riyadh, Islamabad and Tokyo.

He is a Commerce Graduate from the University of Delhi.

He is married to Jeewan Asha and they have two daughters.