Mr Raj Kumar RENGARAJU takes over the helm of ASEF’s Public Affairs department succeeding Mr Paul KOH, whose 2-year term finished this year. Nominated by the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Raj Kumar started his new role on 14 July 2014.
Prior to this appointment, Raj Kumar served numerous duties in Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Headquarters as well as a number of missions overseas. He was previously Consul in the Singapore Consulate in Batam, Indonesia and Counsellor at the Singapore High Commission in Pretoria, South Africa. In 2000, he was appointed the first Consul-General of the newly-opened Singapore Consulate-General in San Francisco, USA.
Raj Kumar joins ASEF in exciting times particularly with the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit happening this October in Milan, Italy. The Heads of States from ASEM member countries will convene for the Summit, which will be chaired by the President of the European Council, Mr Herman VAN ROMPUY. Alongside the Summit, ASEF will be organising and participating in a range of projects including the 7th ASEF Editors’ Roundtable, Asia-Europe Business Forum and Model ASEM 2014.