Shiv Shankar Menon has been a dynamic officer of the Indian Foreign Services, who has since risen to the very top of his professional ladder.
Starting his career with the Indian Foreign Service in 1972, after having done his Masters in History from Delhi University, he has served with distinction in every portfolio allotted to him at the Ministry of External Affairs and in the Indian embassy in Beijing, Vienna and Tokyo.
Later he was seconded to the Department of Atomic Energy, where he held the position of an Advisor to the Atomic Energy Commission. Later he was appointed India's Ambassador to Israel and India's High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. He has also been posted as India's Ambassador to China in Beijing.
Inspite his busy schedule in the Indian Foreign Service he has managed to maintain his interests in classical music and Himalaya. He is fluent in numerous foreign languages, specially Chinese and German.
Shiv Shankar Menon, by his dynamism and dedication, has distinguished himself as an old boy of the Scindia School. The Scindia School has conferred on Shiv Shankar Menon the Madhav Award as an old boy of eminence in the year 2000.