High Commissioner of India to Canada About Us

High Commissioner of India to Canada


Shri Sanjay Kumar Verma

Birth and Education:

Born on July 28, 1965, High Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Verma graduated from Patna University and continued his study at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi pursuing a Post-Graduate degree in Physics. 

Professional career and previous assignments:

High Commissioner Sanjay Kumar Verma entered into the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1988. He was stationed at the Commission of India, Hong Kong and at the Embassies of India in the People’s Republic of China, Vietnam and Turkey, before serving as the Consul General of India in Milan, Italy. He also served as the Indian Ambassador to the Republic of the Sudan. Following his tenure in Sudan, High Commissioner Verma served as Joint Secretary (Global Estate Management) and later as Additional Secretary (Administration & Cyber Diplomacy) in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi. Before arriving in Canada, he served as the Ambassador of India to Japan.

Interests & hobbies :

High Commissioner Verma is deeply passionate about Information technology, Artificial intelligence, cyber diplomacy, delivery of people-centric services using interactive technologies, guiding and facilitating small businesses and investors etc.

Languages known:

He reads, writes and speaks Hindi, English and Chinese (Mandarin). He has conversational skills in Bengali as well.

Personal information:

He is married to Mrs. Gunjan Verma and they have a son and a daughter.