People: Wipro Ltd (WIPR.BO)
6 Dec 2013
Mr. Shyam Saran is Non-Executive Independent Director of Wipro Ltd., since July 1, 2010. He has been a director of Indian Oil Corporation Limited since March 2012 and ONGC Videsh Limited since June 2012. He is a career diplomat who has served in positions in the Indian government for over three decades. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1970. He last served as the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of India from October 2006 to March 2010 specializing in nuclear issues, and he also was the Indian envoy on climate change. Prior to this he was the Foreign Secretary of the Government of India from 2004 to 2006. He also served as the Ambassador of India to Nepal, Indonesia, Myanmar and Mauritius. His diplomatic stints have taken him to Indian missions in Geneva, Beijing and Tokyo. He has been a Fellow of the United Nations Disarmament Program in Geneva, Vienna and New York, U.S.A. Mr. Saran holds a Post Graduate degree in Economics from Patna University, India. Mr. Saran has been honored with the Padma Bhushan award by the Government of India for his contribution in civil services.
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