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R. Viswanathan

Ambassador Viswanathan is “Passionate about Latin America”. He blogs, tweets, writes articles, publishes books, gives speeches and has a website on ‘Business with Latin America’. His interests cover politics, economies, history, literature, culture, music and movies of the region. He speaks spanish and portuguese languages.

His diplomatic career :

  •  Ambassador of India to Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay – 2007 to 2012. Retired from there on 31 may 2012.
  •  Head of the Latin America Division in the Ministry of External Affairs of India – 2004 to 2007.
  •  Head of Investment and Trade Promotion Division in the Ministry, 2003 – 2004.
  •  Ambassador to Venezuela 2000-2003.
  •  Consul General of India in Sao Paulo – 1996 to 2000.
  • Previous postings include New York (mission to the United Nations), Mauritius, Libya, Pakistan and Portugal