Public talk by the Ambasssador of India Mr. Ajit Gupte
This public event is hosted by the Department of International Economics, Government and Business (EGB) and the BSc in International Business in Asia at Copenhagen Business School (CBS). The Ambassador from India to Denmark, Ajit Gupte, visits CBS and gives a talk, which deals with India as an emerging political and economic power. He will take questions from the floor and is available for direct interaction with guest and students during the following reception. On the occasion of his visit, the ambassador will also gift a set of books on Indian culture, business, art and history to CBS.
Venue. Copenhagen Business School, Auditoriet i Råvarebygningen (lokale PHRs20), Porcelænshaven 22, 2000 Frederiksberg
17:00-17:10 Welcome, Professor Søren Hvidkjær (Dean of Research, CBS)
17:10-17:30 Address, Mr. Ajit Gupte (Ambassador of India to Denmark)
17:30-18:00 Concluding remarks, Professor MSO Jens Gammelgaard (Head of Department EGB, CBS), followed by a reception
Mr. Ajit Gupte joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1991. He has studied Chinese (Mandarin) and has specialised in China with postings in New Delhi as Under Secretary (China) [1995-98], Hong Kong [1998- 2000] and Beijing [2000-2004]. He has extensive exposure to India’s neighbourhood and has served in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 2004 to 2008 as First Secretary/Counsellor.
Mr. Gupte had also served in ICCR as Deputy Director General to promote India’s cultural diplomacy and ‘soft power’ from 2008 to 2010. Thereafter, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in Embassy of India, Berlin from 2010 to 2014. During this period, he was also Charge d’ Affaires for 9 months. He held the post of Joint Secretary (Development Partnership Administration-I), dealing with Lines of Credit for all developing countries, including India’s neighbouring countries from 2015 - 2017. He has assumed charge as Ambassador of India to Denmark on 2 September 2017.