Shri Balasubramanian SHYAM joined the Indian Foreign Service in 2000.
The first posting was in Cairo, Egypt as Third Secretary/ Language trainee, studying Arabic at the American University Cairo. This was followed by work as Second Secretary dealing with Media, and as Director (I/C), Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture in Cairo.
Returning to Headquarters as Under Secretary (Iran-Afghanistan), and later as Under Secretary (Pakistan) gave an exposure to India-Iran and India-Pakistan bilateral relations (2005-2007) from the HQ.
Was posted to Colombo, Sri Lanka as First Secretary (Political) (2007-2010). This was followed by a posting to Dhaka, Bangladesh as Commercial Counsellor (2010-2013) that involved facilitating trade relations between the two countries.
Returning to N. Delhi in 2013, was Director (Pakistan) till 2015.
The tenure with the Indian Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar was Deputy Chief of Mission for three years from 2015-2018.
Shri B.Shyam joined as Consul General of India, Osaka-Kobe, Japan on 1 August 2018.
By training, Shri Shyam holds a Master's degree in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology and was ICAR Scientist before joining the diplomatic service.
Shri B. Shyam is married to Smt Ramya Shyam, and has a son and a daughter.