Nagma Mohamed Mallick
Nagma Mohamed Mallick began her diplomatic career in Paris where she served in the Embassy to the French Republic and in the Indian Mission to UNESCO. In New Delhi, she served in various capacities in the Government of India, beginning as Desk Officer in the West Europe Division of the Ministry of External Affairs, then on the personal staff of Prime Minister Mr. I.K. Gujral in the Prime Minister’s Office, and finally as the first woman Deputy Chief of Protocol (Ceremonial).
She served thereafter in India’s diplomatic Missions in Nepal and Sri Lanka as First Secretary and Counsellor respectively. Back in Delhi, she was Deputy Spokesperson for the Ministry of External Affairs. She was then Director in the Eurasia Division where she looked after India’s bilateral relations with Russia and the CIS countries. From July 2010 to September 2012, she was Deputy Chief of Mission in the Embassy in Thailand.
She was Ambassador of India to the Republic of Tunisia from October 2012 to November 2015. From December 2015 till December 2018, she was High Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam.
She was Head of the Policy Planning Division of the Ministry from February 2019 till January 2020 and then Additional Secretary (Africa) till August 2021, as Head of Division for relations with Eastern and Southern African nations, with supervisory duties over ties with all Africa. She is presently Ambassador of India to the Republic of Poland.
Nagma M. Mallick joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1991. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature and a Master’s degree in Sociology. She is married and has one son and one daughter. She speaks English, French, Hindi, Urdu and Malayalam. Her interests are in Indian classical dance and music, English literature, fitness and nutrition.