APPOINTMENT OF SINGAPORE'S AMBASSADOR TO TURKEY |
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS PRESS STATEMENT
APPOINTMENT OF SINGAPORES AMBASSADOR TO TURKEY
The Government has appointed Mr Vanu Gopala Menon, 41, as Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, resident in Geneva. Mr Menon is concurrently Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva. He will present his credentials to President Ahmet Necdet Sezer of Turkey on 28 February 2002.
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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
25 FEBRUARY 2002
BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY OF MR K V VANU GOPALA MENON
Mr Vanu Gopala Menon is currently Singapores Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva and he will be concurrently accredited to Turkey.
Born in Singapore on 8 September 1960 Mr Menon graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration Honours (Class II Upper) Degree from the National University of Singapore in 1985. He obtained a Master of Science in International Relations (Distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, United Kingdom in 1994 on a Raffles Scholarship.
Mr Menon joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in June 1985. He served as First Secretary in the Singapore Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York from March 1988 to April 1991 and as Counsellor and later Minister-Counsellor in the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur from November 1994 to November 1997. On his return to Ministry HQ, he was appointed as Senior Deputy Director at the Policy, Planning and Analysis Directorate I in December 1997. He became its Director in December 1998.
Mr Menon is married to Mrs Jayanthi Menon. They have a son.