Ambassador Satish C. Mehta joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1983. After serving in France, Ivory Coast and Italy, he was Political Advisor to UN Head of Mission in Haiti during UN Peace Keeping Operations in 1995-96. He served as Director in the Indian Prime Minister's Office from 1997 to 1999 dealing with the strategic sector. From July 1999 to July 2002 he was Political Counsellor in the Indian Mission to the United Nations in New York, from where he went as Deputy Chief of Mission in Tel Aviv from 2002-2005. He served as India's Consul General in Toronto from 2005-2008. He served as Joint Secretary (North) in the Ministry of External Affairs from October 2008 until he joined as Ambassador of India to Kuwait on July 24, 2011
He has represented India in many international conferences, including on disarmament. He was on the UN Secretary-General's Group of Experts on Conventional Arms Register and was a member of the Stockholm Process and Bonn-Berlin Process on Targeted UN Sanctions. He was India's delegate to the UN General Assembly from 1997 to 2002. He has handled a variety of work, including political and disarmament as well as economic and commercial during his career. He had his education in Jaipur, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.