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February 25, 2016

MFA Press Statement: Presentation of Credentials Ceremony, 25 February 2016

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Ambassador of Ukraine His Excellency Dmytro Senik presenting his credentials to President Tony Tan, 25 February 2016. [Photo credit: MCI]
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High Commissioner of New Zealand His Excellency Dr Jonathan Edward Austin presenting his credentials to President Tony Tan, 25 February 2016. [Photo credit: MCI]
Indon_Mr I Gede Ngurah Swajaya_editAmbassador of the Republic of Indonesia His Excellency Mr I Gede Ngurah Swajaya presenting his credentials to President Tony Tan, 25 February 2016. [Photo credit: MCI]
 

            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 Ukraine
His Excellency Dmytro Senik

(b) The High Commissioner of New Zealand
His Excellency Dr Jonathan Edward Austin

(c) The Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia
His Excellency Mr I Gede Ngurah Swajaya

            Their curricula vitae are attached.    



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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SINGAPORE
25 FEBRUARY 2016

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DMYTRO SENIK

 

AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

UKRAINE

BORN:

18 August 1981

Kyiv, Ukraine

 

 

AGE:

34

 

 

MARITAL STATUS: Married to Yevgeniya Yemshenetska. Has a son

 

 

EDUCATION:

1998 - 2003

Bachelor in Management, Specialist in International Trade, Kyiv School for Economics and Management

 

 

 

 

2005 - 2006

Master in Diplomacy, Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, University of Malta

 

 

 

CAREER:

2002 - 2003

Specialist in International Payments Operations, First Ukrainian International Bank

 

 

 

 

2004 - 2007

Attaché, Third Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

2007 - 2011

Congressional Liaison, Political Officer, Embassy of Ukraine to the United States of America

 

CAREER

(Cont’d):

2011 - 2012

Assistant to the Deputy Foreign Minister, Deputy Head of the US and Canada Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

2012- 2013

Adviser to the Foreign Minister,

Head of Division, Office of the Foreign Minister

 

 

 

 

2013 - 2014

Adviser to the Vice Prime-Minister

 

 

 

 

2014 to 2015

Jan 2016

25 Feb 2016

Chief of Staff to the Foreign Minister of Ukraine

Ambassador-Designate to Singapore

Ambassador to Singapore

 

 

 

LANGUAGES:

English, Russian

 

 

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DR JONATHAN EDWARD AUSTIN

HIGH COMMISSIONER TO THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

NEW ZEALAND

BORN:

21 August 1970

AGE:

45

MARITAL STATUS: Married to Salote Austin, has 2 daughters

EDUCATION:

BA History/Politics, Victoria University, New Zealand

 

PhD History, Oxford University, United Kingdom

CAREER:

1990 – 1996

Head of History Department, Sandroyd School

Salisbury, England

 

1996 – 1997

Development Cooperation Manager (Multilateral), Development Cooperation Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

 

1997 – 2000

Deputy High Commissioner, Nuku’alofa, Tonga

 

2000 –2002

 

New Zealand Representative, then Consulate-General, Dili, East Timor

 

 

 

CAREER:

2002 – 2005

 

 

2005-2007

Senior Policy Officer, South/South East Asia Division and Human Rights Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

 

Deputy High Commissioner, Pretoria, South Africa

 

 

2007 – 2009

Deputy Special Coordinator and Senior National Officer, Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands, Honiara, Solomon Islands

 

2009-2010

Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs,

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

 

2010 – 2012

High Commissioner, Nuku’alofa, Tonga

 

2012 – 2014

Divisional Manager, Middle East and Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

 

2014 – Present

Director, Intelligence and Assessment (and Head, National Assessments Bureau), Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

 

10 Dec 15

25 Feb 16

High Commissioner-designate to Singapore

High Commissioner to Singapore

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I GEDE NGURAH SWAJAYA

 

AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

 

REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA

 

 

BORN:

 

11 March 1962, Singaraja

AGE:

53

RELIGION:

HINDU

MARITAL STATUS:

Married to Ni Nyoman Mahaswi Astama. Has 2 children

EDUCATION:

1986

University of Udayana Bali (Bachelor in Law)

 

2010

Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, Boston, USA (Master of Art)

CAREER:

1990 – 1992

Head of Section, West Europe I, Directorate of International Trade Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

1992 – 1996

Second Secretary, Economic Affairs, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Bonn, West Germany

 

 

 

1996 – 1998

Head of Section for International Agricultural Commodities, Directorate of Economic Multilateral Cooperation, Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

1999 – 2003

Counsellor, International Affairs, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations in New York

 

2003 – 2004

Deputy Director, Directorate of Development Cooperation and the Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

2004 – 2006

Director of Development Cooperation and the Environment, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

2006 – 2008

Director of the ASEAN Political and Security Community, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

2009 – 2010

Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of Cambodia

 

2010 – 2013

Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to ASEAN, Jakarta

 

2014 – Present

18 Dec 2015

25 Feb 2016

Head of the Economic Diplomacy Task Force, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ambassador-Designate to Singapore

Ambassador to Singapore

COURSES/TRAINING

1984

Junior Diplomatic School

 

2000

Mid-Level Diplomatic School

 

2002

Senior Diplomatic School

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