Ambassador Alok Prasad is BGA’s senior advisor and leads the company’s business in India. Prasad is one of India’s most respected foreign policy, national security and international relations experts.
Based in New Delhi, Prasad maintains unparalleled networks in India’s government and civil service, business, civil society and diplomatic circles. Working with the BGA India team, he guides the development of client strategies and directs their implementation.
Prior to joining BGA, Prasad was India’s ambassador to Japan, one of his country’s most important Asian partners. Earlier, he served as India’s deputy national security adviser, a post he held for two years from 2009.
During his distinguished career, Prasad held several important assignments including high commissioner of India to Sri Lanka and Singapore. He has also represented India in various capacities in Germany, the United Nations in New York, the Netherlands, Nepal, Myanmar and Botswana.
Prasad knows the United States very well. He headed the Americas Division at the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi for five years followed by an assignment as deputy chief of mission in Washington. During this period, he played a key role in expanding bilateral relations between India and the United States.
A member of the 1974 class of the Indian Foreign Service, he holds a Masters Degree in economics from the University of Delhi.