A senior Singaporean civil servant of Indian origin has been appointed because the ASEAN Secretariat’s subsequent deputy secretary-general for its financial group, in accordance with a media report.
Satvinder Singh assumed the submit on Friday for a time period of three years, the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) introduced.
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) goals to create a single market and manufacturing base for the free movement of products, companies, funding, capital, and expert labour throughout the area.
Mr Singh, who succeeds Dr Aladdin D Rillo from the Philippines, will assist the ASEAN secretary-general within the implementation of the AEC Blueprint 2025, in addition to the realisation of the AEC’s targets, The Straits Times reported.
TODAY: Satvinder Singh joined ASEAN Secretariat as the brand new Deputy Secretary-General for ASEAN Economic Community.
The Secretariat appears ahead to working with him as he helps the area to construct again higher and assist ASEAN group constructing efforts. pic.twitter.com/EP8nkBR7K9
— ASEAN (@ASEAN) March 26, 2021
He can even oversee the directorates and divisions of the ASEAN Economic Community Department within the ASEAN Secretariat.
Additionally, he’ll handle improvement cooperation in financial issues, coverage and relations with ASEAN member states, dialogue companions and worldwide organisations as properly.
Mr Singh has relinquished his earlier position because the assistant chief govt officer of Enterprise Singapore, a state-owned commerce promotion company.
MTI stated the AEC represents ASEAN’s continued dedication to an more and more seamless, built-in and related area.
“It envisions ASEAN as a single market and production base, a highly competitive region with equitable economic development, and fully integrated into the global economy,” The Straits Times quoted the ministry as saying.
MTI stated that over time in its service, Singh has constructed robust relationships with the worldwide commerce group, and strengthened the buying and selling ecosystem in Singapore.
He has additionally led groups to develop methods and insurance policies to assist firms in strengthening capabilities and increasing abroad.
Singh is one among 4 deputies and the secretary-general within the ASEAN Secretariat, who’re all from totally different member states.
The secretary-general for the ASEAN Secretariat at the moment is Lim Jock Hoi from Brunei.