Amandeep Singh Gill
Amandeep Singh Gill is Executive Director of the Secretariat for the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation. Previously, he served as India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1992 and served abroad at the Indian Missions in Tehran, Colombo and Geneva. From 2013-2016, he served as Head of the Disarmament and International Security Affairs Division in the Ministry of External Affairs. In 2017, he helped set up the National Task Force on Artificial Intelligence for India’s Economic Transformation. As Chair of the Group of Governmental Experts of the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) on emerging technologies in the area of lethal autonomous weapons systems from 2017-2018, he led 125 States party to the CCW in adopting a set of guiding principles on the use of AI in weapons systems. He serves on the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, the IEEE-MIT Media Lab’s Global Council on Extended Intelligence and co-chairs WEF’s Global Futures Council on values and ethics in innovation.
Amandeep Gill has a B Tech in electronics from Panjab University and an Advanced Diploma in French History and Language from Geneva University. His PhD degree from King’s College London is on Multilateral Learning. During 2008-2009, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Centre for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC). His professional interests focus on science, security and international policy learning. His personal interests include creative writing, education, Yoga and sustainable agriculture.