Rakesh Ahuja Resume 1961 - Still Here

Rakesh Ahuja (Mr.)

G P O Box 1648
Canberra
ACT 2601

E-mail: RakeshAhuja@DownloadingMyMind.com

RESUME SNAPSHOT

Education

1968
Associate, Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants
1971
B.Ec. Australian National University, Canberra
1977
Arabic (Asian Studies, Australian National University; Shemlan, Lebanon)
1982-1983
Russian (University of Canberra; London Institute of Languages)
1992
Vietnamese (Australian National University; Vietnam National University, Hanoi)
1994
Hindi (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
 

EMPLOYMENT OVERVIEW

1961-1972
Chartered Accountants
: Articled Clerk, David Fell & Co, Canberra/Sydney
: Ernst &Young, Peat Marwick & Mitchell, and Price Waterhouse
Union Labour Organisor/Crane Operator, WWFA Sydney/AGPS Canberra
1972-2000
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade:
1972-1973    Trainee, Canberra
1973-1976    Third Secretary, Australian Embassy, Beijing
1976-1977    Second Secretary, Australian Embassy, Bangkok
1977-1981    Consul, Australian Embassies, Beirut and Damascus
                     Charge d’affaires, Australian High Commission, Malta
                     First Secretary, Australian High Commission, Solomon Islands
1981-1982    Deputy Director, Australia China Council, Canberra
1982-1983    Russian Language Training, Canberra and London
1983-1988    Second Secretary, Australian Embassy, Moscow
1988-1992    Director, Soviet and East Europe Section, Canberra
1992-1993    Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy, Hanoi
1993-1994    Director, India and South Asia Section, Canberra
1994-1999    Deputy High Commissioner, Australian High Commission, New Delhi
1999-2000    State Director, Tasmania
2001-2007
Self Employed
Director, AusIndia Connect Pty. Limited (IT/Water/Health joint ventures)
Director, Axessindia Consultancy Group (Trade Strategies, Indian/Australian markets)
Consultant on Inter-Cultural Issues (Business and Government)
Contributing Writer, Asian Analysis, Australian National University
Director, Australasia, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (2002-2003)
President, ACT Chapter, Australia India Business Council (2004-2006)
Australian Government (DITR) Project: Closer Integration with India Study (2006 -2007)
Adjunct Professional Associate, Creative Communications, University of Canberra (2003-06)
Visiting Fellow, Centre for International & Regional Affairs, University of Fiji (2007) 
2008 – 2010
Head, Business Development (India), Anglo Coal (Subsidiary of Anglo American Services Ltd.)
2010 – 2019

Corporate Advisor/Workshops: Cultural Intelligence (CQ)
Corporate Analyst: Political, Economic and Social Developments in India.

2020 – Still Here
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