Chitra Narayanan

Strategic Advisor and former Ambassador of India

Switzerland

Ambassador Chitra Narayanan is an independent Strategic Advisor for business and think tanks on a range of issues particularly regarding Asia, South East Asia, China, Turkey and corporate gender equality. She has particular expertise in providing insights into regional business mentality and cultural sensitivities. A former journalist and career diplomat she has served as ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia 2001-2005, Turkey 2005- 2008, Switzerland and Liechtenstein 2008-2013, the Holy See (Vatican) 2009- 2013.

She is an associate fellow at the Geneva Center of Security Policy GCSP and Course Director of the executive course on Creative Diplomacy which teaches creative leadership and decision making skills relevant to the challenges of today. Chitra is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences.