Kamalesh Sharma elected chancellor of Queen's University Belfast

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London, Aug 25 (ANI): Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma has been appointed as the new chancellor of the Queen's University Belfast (QUB).

Sharma succeeds Senator George J. Mitchell.

Sharma has been the Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations from 2008, having previously served as the High Commissioner for India in London.

He was elected to the position of Secretary General over Michael Frendo, foreign Minister of Malta, during the biennial Commonwealth Summit in Kampala, Uganda in2007.

He took over from Sir Don McKinnon of New Zealand on April 1. 008.

He served as India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations before his retirement from IFS.

From 2002 to 2004, he served as U.N. Secretary General's special representative to East Timor. (ANI)

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