Previously, he served as Indian High Commissioner to Mauritius from September 2011 to November 2013. He has handled India’s bilateral relations with countries in Europe as well as the European Union in New Delhi as Additional Secretary, West Europe (2010 – 2011) and as Joint Secretary Central Europe (2009 – 2010).
In Permanent Mission of India in Geneva, he was Minister (Disarmament) dealing with Conference on Disarmament (2000 – 2003). He has worked as Deputy Chief of Mission in Bangkok (Thailand) and dealt with UNESCAP (2003 – 2006). He also served in Indian Embassy in Phnom Penh (Cambodia) (1992 – 1993). He was Press Secretary to President of India Mr. K.R. Narayanan (1997 – 2000).
Ambassador Seetharam has considerable experience in Southern Africa having worked in Lusaka, Zambia (1984 – 1986) and having helped open Indian offices in Windhoek, Namibia (Jul 1989 – Nov 1989) as well as in Johannesburg (1993 – 1995) and Cape Town (1996 – 1997) in South Africa
A Chinese (Mandarin) speaking officer of 1980 batch, he was Director General of India- Taipei Association (2007 – 2009) and has also worked in Indian Embassy in Beijing (1990 – 1992) and Indian Commission in Hong Kong (1982 – 1984).
Born in Valliyil family in Kayamkulam, Kerala in 1956, Ambassador Seetharam is married to Deepa of Elenkath family in Trivandrum. They have a son Navneeth and a daughter Devi.