A Conversation with Ambassador Ashok Mirpuri
CPD hosted Ashok Mirpuri, Singapore’s Ambassador to the United States, for a conversation to discuss current trends in public diplomacy in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region, and explore key issues concerning global trade, foreign policy and public engagement.
About Ambassador Ashok Mirpuri
Amb. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri took up his appointment as Singapore's Ambassador to the United States in July 2012. Prior to his current appointment, he served as Ambassador to Indonesia from 2006 to 2012, High Commissioner to Malaysia from 2002 to 2006 and High Commissioner to Australia from 2000 to 2002.
A career diplomat, Amb. Mirpuri joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1984. In 1994, he was appointed Director of MFA's Policy Planning & Analysis Directorate I (Southeast Asia). In 1997, Amb. Mirpuri was seconded to Shell International Ltd in the United Kingdom as Corporate Advisor (Asia Pacific). He was subsequently assigned to the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta in 1998 as Minister-Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission, having previously served in Jakarta as First Secretary (Political).
Amb. Mirpuri graduated with an honors degree from the National University of Singapore. He received his MA at the University of London's School of Oriental & African Studies under a Raffles Scholarship. He attended the Programme for Executive Development at the Institute for Management Development in Switzerland, and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School in the U.S.
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