Mr. Vinod K. Jacob belongs to the 2000 Batch of the Indian Foreign Service. He has served in Beijing and New York (Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations). At Headquarters, he has served as Desk Officer on China as well as Director (Deputy Director General level) in the division dealing with Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. Since October 2017, Mr. Jacob is Head of Economic Diplomacy & States Division.

He also has experience on UN matters, including elections. Most recently, he was campaign coordinator for re-election of Judge Dalveer Bhandari to the International Court of Justice in 2017.

Mr. Jacob is a Chinese language speaker who is reasonably fluent in Hindi, Tamil and Malyalam.

He is married and has two children.

Vinod K Jacob, IFS

Joint Secretary (Economic Diplomacy and States Division)

Ministry of External Affairs Government of India