Mr Sunjay Sudhir joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1993. Before his appointment as the Consul General of India in Sydney, he served as Joint Secretary and Head of the Office of External Affairs Minister. He has also served as Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of India to the World Trade Organisation, Geneva (2007-11), Head of the Economic and Commercial Wing at the Indian Embassy, Colombo (2004-07), Second Secretary (Political, Information and Culture) at the Indian Embassy, Damascus (1997-2000) and Third Secretary at the Indian Embassy, Cairo (1995-97).
During his stints in the Ministry of External Affairs in Delhi he served as Deputy Chief of Protocol (Ceremonial) handling incoming and outgoing VVIP visits during 2002-04.He has also worked in the Europe West Division (2000). In 2012 he had a brief stint as Joint Secretary (International Cooperation) in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.
Mr Sudhir holds the degree of Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (1984-88). He pursued a course in Diplomatic Practice from Oxford University (2001-02) and Certificate Courses, conducted by WTO, in – TRIPS Agreement and Public Health; WTO Law and Jurisprudence; and WTO Dispute Settlement (during 2007-2010).