The Government has appointed Ms Foo Teow Lee as Singapore’s next Ambassador to France, Mr T Jasudasen as Singapore’s next Non-Resident Ambassador to the Republic of Peru, and Mr A Selverajah as Singapore’s next Non-Resident Ambassador to the African Union and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
Ms Foo Teow Lee was Consul-General in the Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong from November 2016 to June 2021.
Ms Foo joined the Singapore Foreign Service in 1995. She has served in various capacities in the Ministry on issues covering International Economics, Northeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific, and Southeast Asia. She also served two tours at the Singapore Embassy in Beijing, as First Secretary from 1998 to 2002 and Counsellor (Political) and then Deputy Chief of Mission from 2005 to 2011. Ms Foo was Director-General of the Southeast Asia II Directorate from 2012 to 2016 and concurrently Vice Dean (Academic) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diplomatic Academy from 2013 to 2015, and Dean in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Diplomatic Academy from 2015 to 2016.
Ms Foo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmacy. She obtained a Master of Arts in Regional Studies in East Asia from Harvard University, the United States of America.
Mr T Jasudasen is currently the Chairman of ZICO Holdings, a Catalist-listed company. He also sits on the Joint-Venture rail company, RTS Operations, that is building the Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System. In addition, he serves in the Management Committee of the Singapore Turf Club.
Mr Jasudasen is an experienced diplomat having served 37 years in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During his career, he served in various Ambassadorial positions including in France, Myanmar, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom. Most recently, he was Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to the African Union and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia from 2015 to 2021.
Mr Jasudasen was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 1990, the Long Service Medal in 2000, and the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2011.
Mr A Selverajah is a veteran diplomat with 40 years of experience working in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).
During his career, Mr Selverajah served Ambassadorial appointments in Brussels from 1999 to 2003, Berlin from 2003 to 2008 (with concurrent accreditation to Greece from 2004 to 2006), Manila from 2008 to 2012, and Ankara from 2015 to 2019. Mr Selverajah was Dean of the MFA Diplomatic Academy and concurrently Non-Resident Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark from 2012 to 2015.
For his outstanding contribution to the Public Service, Mr Selverajah was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2000 and the Long Service Medal in 2002. He was also conferred the Grand Cross of the Order of Saint Gregory by Pope John Paul II and Order of Sikatuna (Gold Distinction) by President Benigno Aquino.
Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Singapore