Sanjay Verma joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1990. As a career diplomat, his overseas assignments have included Economic and Commercial work in Hong Kong; Press, Political and Consular responsibilities in Manila; Spokesperson of the Embassy, Counsellor Culture and Secretary of the India-Nepal B.P.Koirala Foundation in Kathmandu and as the Head of the Economic and Commercial Wing in the Indian Embassy in Beijing.
Assignments at the headquarters in South Block have included the China Desk and as aide to the Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry. Prior to Dubai his last assignment in New Delhi was as the first Joint Secretary (Director General) of the newly created Energy Security Division in the Ministry of External Affairs.
Sanjay Verma has grown up in India’s commercial capital Mumbai. A state rank holder in Higher Secondary from Wilson College, he graduated with distinction from Mumbai University’s Jai Hind College with an Honours degree in Economics. He holds a Masters in International Studies from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and also a Fellowship in International Studies from the University Grant Commission of India.
A University-level hockey player, his current interests are reading, popular Indian culture and films.
He is married to Ms. Sangeeta Matta and they have a daughter named Saniya.