India International Centre’s President is now former foreign secretary and Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Nuclear Affairs and Climate Change Shyam Saran. After leaving the administration in 2010, he served as chairman of the National Security Advisory Board under the National Security Council and served as the director of the Research and Information System for Developing Countries, a renowned think tank specialising in economic issues, from 2011 to 2017. (2013-15).
About Shyam Sharan:
- He is a member of the governing boards of the Institute of Chinese Studies and the Centre for Policy Research. How India Sees the World, his debut book, was released in 2017.
- His second book, How China Sees India and the World, was just released. For his achievements to the civil service, Saran received the Padma Bhushan in 2011, the third-highest civilian honour.
- He received the Spring Order Gold and Silver Star in May 2019 from the Emperor of Japan for fostering ties between India and Japan.