Ambassador Ajai Malhotra, IFS (Retd) – Chairman & Managing Trustee
Ambassador Ajai Malhotra, IFS (Retd), is the Chairman & Managing Trustee of CHIKITSA since March 2014. He has an M.A. degree in Economics from The Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. He was a member of the Indian Foreign Service since 1977 until his retirement on November 30, 2013, after 37 years of distinguished service. Besides assignments at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, he has served at Indian Missions at Nairobi, Moscow, Geneva, Washington DC, Bucharest, New York, and Kuwait. From 2003-2005, he was India’s Ambassador to Romania, concurrently accredited to Albania and Moldova. From 2005-2009, he was Ambassador/Dy Permanent Representative of India to the UN, New York. He was India’s Ambassador to Kuwait from 2009-2011 and to the Russian Federation from 2011-2013. Ambassador Malhotra is also Chairman & Managing Trustee of SHIKSHA, which provides free education to underprivileged children and youth in Delhi-NCR. Since April 2014, he is also a Distinguished Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, and a Senior Adviser at the BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry, New Delhi.