Musab Ismail (BA, MBA and LLM) is a Sudanese diplomat with nearly ten years of experience in diplomacy and more than ten years of professional work experience in general.
Mr. Ismail’s career in diplomacy combines varied experiences including multilateralism, bilateralism, as well as consular affairs. He joined the Foreign Ministry in Khartoum in July 2012 as a Third Secretary where he was rotated among a number of departments, as part of an induction programme. He then worked at the Protocol (Immunities and Privileges Department) for a year prior to being posted to London in June 2014 where he spent longer than four years covering diverse portfolios including political, investment, cultural, and administrative affairs, besides those of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) as he had been the Alternate Permanent Representative of Sudan to the organization.
Upon returning to Khartoum in December 2018, Mr. Ismail spent the following two years of his career at Europe Department as the desk officer for the UK, Ireland, Italy, Norway, the EU and Sudan Friends Group, and others, dealing mainly with political and economic aspects of the bilateral relations with these states and entities. He also worked simultaneously at the office of the Assistant Undersecretary for Political Affairs as Chief of Staff (Private Secretary). At some point, Mr. Ismail had to act as Europe Department’s head while concurrently discharging his responsibilities as Chief of Staff of the Assistant Undersecretary.
Prior to joining the foreign service, Mr. Ismail worked for two years at a management consultancy and capacity building centre, capitalizing on the knowledge and skills he has gained from the MBA degree which he has just completed prior to joining the centre.
Since the 1st of December 2021 Mr. Musab has been the Charge’ dáffaires ad interim of Sudan to India until the arrival of and then the presentation of credentials of Ambassador Abdallah Omer Bashir to H.E. Shri President Ram Nath Covind on Wednesday May 11th 2022 as Ambassador of Sudan to India.