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August 26, 2004

MFA Press Statement - Presentation of Credentials

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS PRESS STATEMENT

The following new foreign Heads of Mission presented their diplomatic credentials to President S R Nathan in separate ceremonies at the Istana today:

(a) The High Commissioner of New Zealand, Dr Richard Sturge Grant, who has succeeded Mr Nigel Ivor Moore; and

(b) The Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia, Mr Aleksandar Broz, who has succeeded Mr Boris Mitrovic.

The curricula vitae of Dr Richard Sturge Grant and Mr Aleksander Broz are attached.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SINGAPORE
26 AUGUST 2004

DR RICHARD STURGE GRANT
HIGH COMMISSIONER
NEW ZEALAND

BORN: 3 November 1945

AGE: 58

MARITAL STATUS: Married with two daughters

EDUCATION:
1964-1967
Victoria University (MA Hons)

1968-1970
Universite de Clermont-Ferrand (Doctorat d'Universite)

CAREER:
1968
Joined Department of External Affairs, Defence Division

1970-1971
Third Secretary, Pacific Division

1971-1975
Second Secretary, Paris

1975-1978
First Secretary, Economic Division

1978-1981
Counsellor, Vienna

1982-1985
Consul-General, Noumea

1985-1986
Director, European Division

1987-1989
Consul-General, Sydney

1990-1994
Ambassador, Bonn

1994-1997
Director, Australia Division

1997-1999
High Commissioner, London

1999-2002
Ambassador, Paris

2002-2003
Deputy Secretary, MFAT (Europe, Australia, Trade Negotiations and Trade Policy Liaison Unit)

26 Aug 04-to date
High Commissioner to Singapore

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26 August 2004

ALEKSANDAR BROZ
AMBASSADOR TO SINGAPORE
REPUBLIC OF CROATIA

BORN: 24 May 1941, Zagreb

AGE: 63

MARITAL STATUS:
Married
Has two children

EDUCATION:
LL.B., Zagreb University, 1969

CAREER:
1969-77
Prvomajska Co. - Clerk, Head of Export Dept, Foreign Trade Manager

1971-73
Member of Supervisory Committee of the company SACET (joint venture of FIAT and Crvena Zastava)

1972-74
Main negotiator and project manager for the construction of tool machine factory in Mexico (AHMSA)

1974-77
Member of Management Board of AHMSA

Member of the Examination Board of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, Foreign Trade section

1977-80
INA Oil Co. - Head of Refinery Equipment Branch, Import/Export Manager

1980-83
Under-Secretary for International Relations

1983-90
INA, Vice-Chairman for International Relations

1985-89
Vice-President of INA responsible for the realisation of the project for the construction of oil terminal in Matanzas on Cuba

1990-93
INA - Adviser to the General Manager

1993-98
Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Croatia in Moscow

1998-2001
Lecturer at the International Institute for Energy, London

1998-2002
Plenipotentiary Minister, Embassy of Croatia in Cairo

2002-2004
Department for North and West Europe, MFA

May 2004-to date
Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia (simultaneously non-resident Ambassador to Kingdom of Thailand and Republic of the Philippines)

26 Aug 2004-to date
Concurrently accredited as the Ambassador to Singapore

LANGUAGES:
English, German, Russian and Slovenian
(working knowledge of Italian and Spanish)

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26 August 2004