Ambassador Dr. Ausaf Sayeed (b.September 18, 1963) is a career Indian diplomat belonging to the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) of 1989 Batch. He is currently serving as Secretary (CPV & OIA) in India’s Ministry of External Affairs, being responsible for matters pertaining to Consular, Passport, Visas, Overseas Emigration and NRI & Overseas Indian Affairs, besides affairs of GCC and WANA countries.
He previously served as Ambassador of India to Saudi Arabia, High Commission of India in Seychelles, Ambassador of India to Yemen and Consul General of India in Chicago and Jeddah, besides holding various diplomatic assignments in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Denmark. During his nearly 33 years of diplomatic service, Dr. Sayeed has represented India’s interests in political, economic and cultural realms and fostered friendly relationships with nations around the world.
Dr. Ausaf Sayeed holds a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Geology from the Osmania University in Hyderabad, India and an Advanced Diploma in Arabic from the American University in Cairo. He is a Competent Toastmaster (CTM) and recipient of the Shri Y.G.K.Murthy Gold Medal from Osmania University, Hyderabad.