About Us Consul General

Dr. Thelma John David

Dr. Thelma John David assumed charge as Consul General of India in Durban, South Africa on 19 July 2022.

She served previously at the Indian Embassy in Beijing, China (2012-2017); and in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, India (2017-2019) as Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary China Studies (CCCS).  She then served as Counsellor (Political) at the Indian Embassy in Washington, D.C., USA (2019-2022).

Dr. Thelma is a medical graduate from Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore. She speaks English, Malayalam, Tamil and Mandarin. She enjoys reading, gardening and artwork. She is married to Sandeep and they have two sons.