Venue: Cyprus High Commission
Name of the Award: Commander of the Order of Merit
Indian Diplomat in the United Kingdom Mr. Amitav Banerji has been honoured with highest awards of Cyprus – Commander of the Order of Merit for the contribution of work towards major roles in Commonwealth Secretariat for 20 years.
- Cyprus Foreign Minister Loannis Kasoulides expressed that the selection was made from the poll amongst diplomats who have worked in Commonwealth in the Last 25 years. And he felt that Mr. Amitav Banerji name would be selected who has made impact in the Secretariat.
About Amitav banerji
Born: In 1953
Alma Mater: Graduated from Georgetown University and Masters from the Delhi School of Economics
- Passed civil services examination and joined as Indian Foreign Service in 1975 and served in Foreign Service for 15 years including services in Malaysia, Spain and Pakistan
- From 1990 to 2015, he worked in a series of roles at the Commonwealth Secretariat including Head of the Secretary General’s Office and Political Director.
- Location: An Island in the Eastern Mediterranean
- Capital: Nicosia
- Features: Separates Greek South and Turkey North
- Currency: Euro
- President Nicos Anastasiades