Y.K. Sinha is a diplomat whose career has spanned 37 years. During this time, he has handled assignments at the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi and in Indian diplomatic missions in South Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nations in New York. He holds the rank of Secretary to the Government of India. Before coming to the UK, he was High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka. Prior to this, he was Additional Secretary and headed the Pakistan-Afghanistan-Iran Division at the Ministry of External Affairs for almost four years. From 2007-2009, he was Ambassador of India to Venezuela and served as Consul General in Dubai from 2003-2006.