Arun Singh

Former Indian Ambassador to the U.S. Arun Singh has been named senior counselor at the Cohen Group. (photo provided)

The Cohen Group, a global business advisory firm, Nov. 1 announced that former Indian Ambassador to the United States Arun Singh has joined the firm as a senior counselor.

After a distinguished 37-year career in the Indian Foreign Service, including as India's Ambassador to the United States, France and Israel, Singh will support The Cohen Group's clients in South Asia, Israel, Europe and Russia, and contribute to the firm's broader offering, the firm announced in a news release.

“Ambassador Singh will be an invaluable addition to our global team,” said Cohen Group chairman and chief executive and former Secretary of Defense Bill Cohen. Singh will be based in New Delhi. “Our clients will benefit from his years of experience serving in numerous capital cities around the globe as a senior Indian diplomat.”

Singh has served in various diplomatic roles. Among them include assignments at the Embassy of India in Moscow, the Indian Mission in Addis Ababa as second secretary, in Tokyo as first secretary, deputy secretary/director dealing with East Asia and Pakistan divisions and offices of the Foreign Secretary and the External Affairs Minister of India.

Additionally, Singh served as counselor at the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations Office in New York, counselor/minister at the Indian Mission in Moscow, and as joint secretary dealing first with the United Nations Policy, and then Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran divisions at the Ministry of External Affairs.

Singh also currently serves as a distinguished nonresident senior fellow in the Asia Program at the German Marshall Fund and a Halle Institute Distinguished Fellow at Emory University.

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