The government on Wednesday (June 17) appointed Aashish Chandorkar, a private person, as Counsellor at the level of director in India's Permanent Mission in the World Trade Organization (WTO), Geneva for a tenure of three years.
"Aashish Chandorkar, a private person, is appointed to the post of Councillor, Permanent Mission of India (PMI), World Trade Organisation (WTO), Geneva (at DS/Director level) for a period of three years," the department of commerce has said in an office order.
The appointment of a private person is a first at the Mission and comes ahead of a crucial ministerial conference of the WTO later this year. Chandorkar is director of Bengaluru-based policy think tank Smahi Foundation of Policy and Research.
A management consultant with 21 years of experience, Chandorkar has worked in global firms heading business and technology transformation projects for clients across industries and geographies. Chandorkar is also a frequent host of Bharatvaarta, one of India's fastest-growing podcast platform which specializes in long-form discussions on issues of policy, politics and culture.