Bio Data of H.E Mr. Atul Malhari Gotsurve, IFS
Ambassador of India to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Hailing from Solapur in Maharashtra, the Western State of India, Ambassador Atul M.Gotsurve joined the prestigious Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 2004. After completing his Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Engineering from Pune, he had initially worked as a Lecturer in Civil Engineering in Pune and later as Assistant Director in Central Water Commission, New Delhi, where he was responsible for design of various dam projects, including in Bhutan.
In his career as a diplomat, he has served in Indian Embassy in Mexico and in Cuba, handling a number of portfolios including Political, Commercial, Trade and Investment promotion, Culture and Consular affairs. In the Ministry, he has worked in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Division from 2010-2014 in various capacities. From 2014 to 2017 he worked as the Regional Passport Officer of Pune in the State of Maharashtra. During this assignment, he was conferred the Special Recognition Award by the Ministry for setting high standards in passport delivery for citizens in his jurisdiction. In 2017, he was also conferred the Bharat Nirman Award by a leading non-governmental organization in recognition of his citizen friendly work and achievements. Before assuming the present charge, he was the Director in Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi and was responsible for promoting cultural exchanges between India and other countries and people.
Ambassador Atul M.Gotsurve has represented India at several International Conferences. Having travelled to more than 35 countries in his official and personal capacity, he likes to explore and experience new customs and culture. He writes regularly on various subjects of his interest including export Promotion, Career guidance, motivation, and Passport and visa awareness for students. He is fluent in Marathi, English, Hindi, and Spanish and has basic knowledge of French. In his leisure time, Ambassador Atul M.Gotsurve also likes to play Cricket, Badminton , Tennis and Golf .