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Shri Ranjit Rae

Independent Director

Shri Ranjit Rae was inducted as an Independent Director on the Board of BHEL w.e.f. 23rd September, 2017.

A retired Indian Foreign Service Officer of 1980 batch, Shri Ranjit Rae holds a Master degree in Economics. He has also attended a Course on Strategic Studies at National Defence College, New Delhi. Prior to joining Indian Foreign Service in 1980, Shri Rae had worked as Lecturer in St. Stephen's College, Delhi University for two years.

The area of specialization of Shri Rae is Administration and Management. He has served as ambassador of India to Vietnam & Hungary (also accredited to Bosnia & Herzegovina and Slovenia) and First Secretary Permanent Mission of India, New York (alternate representative on the United Nation Joint Staff Pension Board and member of United Nation Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions). He also acted as Second Secretary/ High Commissioner on High Commission of India, Kampala. He was on deputation to the United Nation Mission in Kosovo and Department of Peace keeping Operations of the United Nations in New York (2000 to 2002). He also served as Head of Northern Division dealing with Nepal and Bhutan (2002 to 2006). He was the Director in External Affairs Ministry (1998 to 2000), Deputy Secretary/ Director in Economic Cooperation Unit (1994 to 1995) and Under Secretary/ Deputy Secretary, United Nation Division/ Foreign Secretary’s Office(1986 to 1991). He has also served as Press Secretary to the President of India. He retired from the position of Ambassador to Nepal, Secretary to Government of India rank.