Mr. Abhay Thakur was born in September 1969. An engineering post graduate, he worked with Hindustan Lever Ltd. briefly before joining the Indian Foreign Service in 1992.
He has served in various capacities in the Indian Missions abroad in Moscow (1992-94 & 2005-08), London (1998-2001), Tel Aviv (2001-2005), Ho Chi Minh City (2010-13) and as High Commissioner of India to Mauritius (2016-19). At Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, he worked as Director in External Affairs Minister’s Office (2008-10) and also as Joint Secretary (North) (2013-16).
He assumed charge as High Commissioner of India to Nigeria in January 2019.
He is married to Dr. (Mrs) Surabhi Thakur and they have a son and a daughter.