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September 20, 2012

MFA Press Statement: Presentation of Credentials Ceremony, 20 September 2012

MICA20120920-9412-Swiss-n-Norway-Ambassadors-webPresentation of Credentials by His Excellency Thomas Kupfer. Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation (left photo) and His Excellency Tormod Cappelen Endresen, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway (right photo). [Photos: MICA]
 

The following foreign Heads of Mission presented their credentials to President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam in separate ceremonies at the Istana today:

(a) The Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation
His Excellency Thomas Kupfer

(b) The Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway
His Excellency Tormod Cappelen Endresen

The curriculum vitae of His Excellency Thomas Kupfer and His Excellency Tormod Cappelen Endresen are attached.

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SINGAPORE
20 SEPTEMBER 2012
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THOMAS KUPFER

AMBASSADOR TO SINGAPORE
SWISS CONFEDERATION

BORN: 7 April 1954 in Zurich, Switzerland

AGE: 58

MARITAL STATUS: Married to Mrs Fiorella Kupfer Montefiori

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Law, University of Zurich, 1978

Called to the Bar in Zurich, 1981

CAREER:
1983 – 1984 Joined the Diplomatic Service of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern as a Diplomatic Attaché

1984 – 1987 Second Secretary and subsequently First Secretary, Swiss Embassy, Washington, United States of America

1987 Diplomatic Advisor, Political Division I (Europe / North America), Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern, Switzerland

1987 – 1991 Personal Assistant to the State Secretary, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern, Switzerland

1991 – 1995 Political and Press Counsellor, Swiss Mission to European Union, Brussels, Belgium

1995 – 2000 Economic Counsellor, Swiss Embassy, Rome, Italy

2000 – 2001 Ambassador for Humanitarian Affairs, Geneva, Switzerland

2001 – 2003 Deputy Director-General, Africa & Middle East Division, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Bern, Switzerland

2003 – 2004 Secretary-General of the XXVIII International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, Geneva, Switzerland

2004 – 2008 Ambassador of Switzerland to Colombia

2008 – 2012 Ambassador of Switzerland to the Republic of Korea

20 September 2012 Ambassador of Switzerland to Singapore

LANGUAGES: German, French, Italian, English, Spanish
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September 2012
___________________________
TORMOD CAPPELEN ENDRESEN

AMBASSADOR TO SINGAPORE
KINGDOM OF NORWAY

BORN: 10 December 1966

AGE: 45

MARITAL STATUS: Single
Has a 16-year-old son

EDUCATION: Law degree (Candidata Juris), University of Oslo, 1987 – 1990

CAREER:
1985 – 1986 Officer’s training, Royal Norwegian Navy

1990 – 1993 Senior Executive Officer, Ministry of Transport and Communication, Norway

1993 – 1994 Diplomatic Trainee, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

1995 – 1996 Deputy Judge, Holt District Court, Norway

1996 – 1999 Second Secretary, Mission of Norway to the United Nations, New York, United States of America

1999 – 2000 Adviser, Secretariat of the Foreign Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

2000 – 2003 Attorney-at-Law, Wiersholm, Oslo, Norway

January 2003 – August 2003 Adviser, Section for Human Rights and Democracy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

August 2003 – 2004 Assistant Director General, Section for Human Rights and Democracy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

2004 – 2008 Deputy Director General, Section for Human Rights and Democracy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

2008 – 2012 Consul General of Norway to Guangzhou, China

20 September 2012 Ambassador of Norway to Singapore

OTHER APPOINTMENTS: Alternate Board Member, Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

LANGUAGES: Norwegian, English
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September 2012