Singapore appoints non-resident ambassador to Ethiopia

Singapore has appointed Mr T Jasudasen as Singapore's Non-Resident Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday.

He will be resident in Singapore.

He was recently appointed as Singapore's Non-Resident Ambassador to the African Union. Mr Jasudasen was High Commissioner to the United Kingdom (with concurrent accreditation as Ambassador to Iceland and Ireland) from August 2011 to August 2014, and to Malaysia from June 2006 to July 2011.

Mr Jasudasen also served as Ambassador to the Union of Myanmar from November 2004 to May 2006, and to the French Republic (with concurrent accreditation to Portugal, Spain and Israel) from July 1997 to September 2004.

Born in 1952, Mr Jasudasen graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Singapore in 1977. He obtained a Diploma in Public Administration from the École Nationale d'Administration in Paris, France in 1984.

Mr Jasudasen was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2011 and the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1990. He was also conferred the "Palmes Académiques" in 2002 and the "Légion d'Honneur" in 2004 by the French Government.

In October 2010, the Sultan of Pahang (Malaysia) conferred on Mr Jasudasen the "Darjah Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang" which carries the title of "Dato". Mr Jasudasen received the Honorary Freedom of the City of London award in September 2013.

Mr Jasudasen is married to Patricia Jasudasen. They have a son and twin daughters.

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