Shiv Shankar Menon has been a dynamic officer of the Indian Foreign Services who has since risen to the very top of his professional ladder.
Starting his career with the Indian Foreign Service in 1972, after having done his Masters in History from Delhi University, he has served with distinction in every portfolio allotted to him at the Ministry of External Affairs and in the Indian embassy in Beijing , Vienna and Tokyo.
Later he was seconded to the Department of Atomic Energy where he held the position of an Advisor to the Atomic Energy Commission. Later he was appointed our Ambassador to Israel and our High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. His current posting is that of India ‘s Ambassador to China in Beijing .
In spite of his busy schedule in the Indian Foreign Service he has managed to keep up with his interests in classical music and Himalaya. He is fluent in numerous foreign languages specially so in Chinese and German. Shiv Shankar Menon by his dynamism and dedication has distinguished himself as an old boy of the Scindia School. The Scindia School confers on Shiv Shankar Menon the Madhav Award as an old boy of eminence for the year 2000.