Ambassador Manpreet Vohra was born in Amritsar and grew up in Shimla and Chandigarh.
Ambassador Vohra joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1988 and first served in various capacities in Missions in Hong Kong, China and Mongolia. He then spent a year as a Chevening Scholar at the University of Oxford, studying for a Certificate in Diplomatic Studies, during which course he wrote a major research paper on 'Diplomacy and Media Management'. Later, he was India´s Economic Counsellor in London (UK) and Deputy High Commissioner to Kenya. While in Nairobi, he was also Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Programme and to UN-Habitat. His last overseas assignment was in Islamabad, where he served as India's Deputy High Commissioner.
At the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi, he has worked in the Division of Disarmament and International Security Affairs. Between 2009 and 2011, he helped to establish the South Asian University in New Delhi, which is a major project of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to create a world-class university in the region.
Ambassador Vohra arrived in Lima on 1 August 2011 and presented his credentials to His Excellency President Ollanta Humala on 19 September.
He is also accredited as Ambassador to the Plurinational State of Bolivia and presented his credentials to His Excellency President Evo Morales on 1st March 2012. In Lima, Ambassador Vohra is accompanied by his wife Naseem and their two children.