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April 28, 2016

MFA Press Statement: Presentation of Credentials Ceremony, 28 April 2016

Ambassador of Japan Kenji Shinoda presenting his credentials to President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, 28 April 2016 (Photo Credit: MCI)
Ambassador of Japan Kenji Shinoda presenting his credentials to President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, 28 April 2016 (Photo Credit: MCI)
The High Commissioner of Malaysia Dato Ilango Karuppannan presenting his credentials to President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, 28 April 2016 (Photo Credit: MCI)
The High Commissioner of Malaysia Dato Ilango Karuppannan presenting his credentials to President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, 28 April 2016 (Photo Credit: MCI)
Ambassador of the Republic of Austria Karin Fichtinger-Grohe  presenting her credentials to President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, 28 April 2016 (Photo Credit: MCI)
Ambassador of the Republic of Austria Karin Fichtinger-Grohe presenting her credentials to President Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, 28 April 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 Japan

                 His Excellency Kenji Shinoda

 

    (b)        The High Commissioner of Malaysia

                 His Excellency Dato Ilango Karuppannan

 

    (c)        The Ambassador of the Republic of Austria

                 Her Excellency Karin Fichtinger-Grohe

    Their curricula vitae are attached.      

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE 

28 April 2016

 

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KENJI SHINODA

 

AMBASSADOR TO SINGAPORE

 

JAPAN

 

 

 

BORN:

27 September 1953

 

 

 

 

AGE:

62

 

 

 

 

MARTIAL STATUS:

Married

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

Graduated from Kyoto University, Faculty of Law, March 1976

 

 

 

 

Graduated from the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Harvard University, June 1979

 

 

 

 

CAREER:

1976

Entered Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

1990

First Secretary, Embassy of Japan, USA

 

 

 

 

1993

Counsellor, Embassy of Japan, USA

Counsellor, Embassy of Japan, Russia

 

 

 

 

1995

Director, Second Middle East Division, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau

 

 

 

 

1996

Director, Russian Division, European and Oceanian Affairs Bureau

 

 

 

 

1999

Counsellor, Embassy of Japan, Russia

 

CAREER:

(cont’d)

2000

Minister, Embassy of Japan, Russia

 

 

 

 

2002

Deputy Director – General, Treaties Bureau

 

 

 

 

2003

Deputy Director – General, European Affairs Bureau

 

 

 

 

2005

Assistant Vice – Minister

 

 

 

 

2006

Consul – General of Japan, Chicago

 

 

 

 

2008

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Japan in the USA

 

 

 

 

2010

Director – General, Intelligence and Analysis Service

 

 

 

 

2012

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Finland

 

 

 

 

28 Apr 2016

Ambassador of Japan to Singapore

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DATO’ ILANGO KARUPPANNAN

 

HIGH COMMISSIONER TO SINGAPORE

 

MALAYSIA

 

 

  

BORN:

14 September 1960, Melaka

 

 

 

 

AGE:

55

 

 

 

 

MARITAL

STATUS:

Married to Nirmala Devi Mahadevan with two children

 

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

1984

B.Sc. (Hons) National University of Malaysia

 

 

 

 

1986

M.Sc. National University of Malaysia

 

 

 

 

1987 

Diploma in Public Administration, National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN)

 

 

 

 

1989-1990

Diplome de L’Institut International d’Administration Publique (IIAP), Paris

 

 

 

 

2014- present

Doctoral candidate at the University of Malaya

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAREER:

1988

Appointed as an Administrative and Diplomatic Officer (PTD) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

1988-1989

Assistant Director, ASEAN Malaysia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

CAREER:

(Cont’d)

1991-1994

Senior Assistant Secretary, Africa Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

1994-1997

 

First Secretary, Malaysian Embassy in Bonn, German Federal Republic

 

 

 

 

1997-2000

Established the Malaysian Embassy in Conakry, Republic of Guinea, and served as Charge d’Affaires a.i / Counsellor

 

 

 

 

2001-2006

Principal Assistant Secretary, Policy Planning Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

2006-2009

Deputy Head of Mission and Minister, Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, United States of America

 

 

 

 

2009-2010

Charge d’Affaires a.i, Embassy of Malaysia in Washington, United States of America

 

 

 

 

2010-2014

Ambassador of Malaysia to Lebanon

 

 

 

 

2014-2016

Undersecretary, Europe Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

28 Apr 2016

High Commissioner of Malaysia to Singapore

 

 

 

 

 

 

AWARDS:

2012

Pingat Darjah Seri Melaka (D.S.M)

 

 

 

 

 

2015 

Darjah Kebesaran Negeri Pahang Darul Makmur (D.I.M.P)

 

 

 

       

 

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KARIN FICHTINGER-GROHE

 

 

AMBASSADOR TO SINGAPORE

 

REPUBLIC OF AUSTRIA

 

 

BORN:

16 June 1967, Vienna, Austria

 

 

 

 

AGE:

48

 

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

1991

Graduated from the University of Vienna with degrees in Political Science and Science of Communication; and Business Administration

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAREER:

1989, 1990, 1991

Two-month Internships with IBM at the University of Vienna, WGKK and the Austrian Federal Insurance Agency (Programming and Project Management)

 

 

 

 

1993

Department for Residence Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

1993

Department for Middle East and Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

1994

Attaché Training, Austrian Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia

 

 

 

 

1994 – 1996

Department for Visa Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

1996 – 1999

Second Secretary, Austrian Embassy in the Hague, the Netherlands

 

 

 

 

1999 – 2003

First Secretary, Austrian Embassy in Bern, Switzerland

 

 

 

 

CAREER:

(Cont’d)

2003 – 2005

Directorate for Bilateral and Multilateral Economic Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

2005 – 2008

Deputy Head of Directorate for Bilateral and Multilateral Economic Policy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and concurrently

 

Head of Unit. Politico-economic Relations with America, Asia, Africa and Australia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

Aug 2008 – Aug 2012

Minister, Austrian Embassy in Dublin, Ireland

 

 

 

 

Jan 2013 – Aug 2013

Deputy Head of Department for Bilateral Relations with EU Countries Except Southern States, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

Sep 2013 –

Feb 2016

Head of Unit for European Security Policy, and Deputy Security Policy Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

 

 

 

28 April 2016

Ambassador of Austria to Singapore

 

 

 

 

 

 

LANGUAGES:

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Croatian

 

 

 

 

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