Singapore appoints new High Commissioner to India

Veteran diplomat Simon Wong receiving the letter of credence from President Halimah Yacob at the Istana yesterday. Mr Wong has been appointed Singapore's new High Commissioner to India. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION
Veteran diplomat Simon Wong receiving the letter of credence from President Halimah Yacob at the Istana yesterday. Mr Wong has been appointed Singapore's new High Commissioner to India. PHOTO: MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION

Veteran diplomat Simon Wong has been appointed Singapore's new High Commissioner to India, it was announced yesterday.

He will replace Mr Lim Thuan Kuan.

Mr Wong, 55, joined the Singapore Foreign Service in 1990 and served in various capacities, covering the Americas, Europe and North-east Asia, with stints in Beijing, Seoul and Hanoi.

After serving as ambassador at the Singapore Embassy in Hanoi from 2009 to 2012, Mr Wong was deputy secretary (international) from 2012 to 2015 before becoming the trade representative to Taiwan until January this year.

Mr Wong was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Bronze) in 2002 and the Long Service Award in 2014 for 25 years of service.

He has also been conferred international honours - the Vietnam Order of Friendship in 2012 and Britain's Order of St Michael and St George in 2014.

Cheryl Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 01, 2020, with the headline 'Singapore appoints new High Commissioner to India'. Print Edition | Subscribe