Shri K. Jeeva Sagar (IFS: 1991) has been appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Ghana.
Shri Sagar was born to teacher-parents in the south-eastern Indian town of Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh province. He graduated from the Noble College, one of the oldest educational institutions established in India by well-known British Christian Missionary Rt. Rev. Robert Turlington Noble. Shri Sagar was one of the first alumni of the Applied Physics Department of the Central University of Hyderabad.
Before joining the Indian Foreign Service in 1991, Shri Sagar served as an Assistant Manager with the Canara Bank, the fourth largest public sector bank in India, travelling widely across the country, and specialized in Retail, Rural Credit and Forex Banking. The Ministry of External Affairs assigned him to Indian Missions in different parts of the world including West Asia (Iran), Europe (Ireland), Southern Africa (Zimbabwe), Latin America (Mexico) and East Asia (South Korea). His responsibilities at Headquarters in New Delhi included two years as Director of Pakistan affairs when he dealt with the Composite Dialogue with Pakistan, and was also part of the first meeting of the Joint Anti-Terror Mechanism between the two countries.
After relinquishing his responsibilities as the Deputy Chief of the Indian Mission in Seoul, Shri Sagar assumed charge as the High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Ghana on 17 June 2013. He is also concurrently accredited to Togo, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone.
High Commissioner Sagar is married to Lydia Srilatha, a graduate in Biology and a Masters in Business. They have two daughters.