New Delhi: Senior diplomat and former spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Raveesh Kumar was appointed as India's next Ambassador to Finland, the government announced on Wednesday.
A 1995-batch Indian Foreign Service officer has served in the MEA as the spokesperson from July 2017 to April 2020.
"He is expected to take up the assignment shortly," the MEA said.
Before becoming the MEA spokesperson, he was serving as Consul General of India in Frankfurt.
Mr Kumar started his career at the Indian Mission in Jakarta and it was followed by his postings in Thimpu and London.
In his nearly 25-year career, he also looked after the East Asia desk in the headquarters of the MEA in Delhi and served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Jakarta followed by his posting as Consul General in Frankfurt from August 2013 to July 2017.
In Finland, he succeeds Vani Rao.