Ambassador Ashok Kumar Attri came to Denmark in October,
2010 on the tenth overseas diplomatic assignment. He was Consul General of India in Chicago, USA from June 2007
to August 2010. Earlier he was the Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman from 2004 to 2007. He was also
the High Commissioner (Ambassador) of India to the Republic of Zambia from 1998 to 2002.
Since joining the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in July 1975,
AmbassadorAttri has also held several diplomatic assignments in Indian Embassies or High Commissions in
Kenya, Zambia, Canada, Vietnam and Switzerland. He also served at Secretariat of the inter-governmental
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), based in Kathmandu, from 1994 to 1998.
In between, Ambassador Attri has served in the
Ministry of External Affairs of India as the Deputy Head of the West Asia and North Africa (WANA) Division
and as the Head of the Coordination Division.
Ambassador Attri was born in Shimla on 5th June 1953 and
has an Honours Degree in English Literature, Political Science and History. He is married to Mrs. UshaKiranAttri
and they have two daughters.