Mr. Birender Singh is a career diplomat and joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1997. He has served extensively at the Ministry of External Affairs and at Indian Missions abroad. He has earlier served diplomatic assignments in various capacities in Embassy of India in Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Permanent Delegation of India to UNESCO and High Commission of India in Sri Lanka. At the Headquarters, he has handled the work related to India's bilateral relations with countries of Gulf region and South East Asia region.
Before coming to Accra, he was handling the West African Division in the Ministry of External Affairs.
He is an alumuni of prestigious National Defence College and was course participant of 55th NDC Course. He also successfully completed UN Disarmament Fellowship in 2006.
He holds a Bachelor degree in Engineering.
He is married to Richa Rao, and they have one daughter and a son.