Ramu Damodaran is Deputy Director for Partnerships and Public Engagement in the United Nations Department of Public Information’s Outreach Division. He is also the Secretary of the United Nations Committee on Information. He was earlier Chief of its Civil Society Service from November 2002.
He was a member of the Indian Foreign Service and was promoted to the rank of Ambassador. While a member of the Indian Foreign Service, he served as executive assistant to the Prime Minister of India. He has also served in the Indian diplomatic missions in Moscow and at the United Nations and in assignments in New Delhi with a range of governmental ministries including External Affairs, Home Affairs, Defense, Planning and Human Resource Development.
Prior to joining national government service, he worked extensively in Indian mass media, including television, radio and print publications, including as a news anchor and disc jockey. His radio feature “Echoes of a Generation” was awarded the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Prize. He has been a stage actor both in India and at the United Nations and is President of the United Nations Staff Recreation Council.