Appointment of Mr. I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja as Executive Director of the ASEAN-IPR
On 26 October 2020, the Governing Council appointed Mr. I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja as the new Executive Director of the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (ASEAN-IPR). The appointment was officiated by H.E. Tran Duc Binh, Chair of the ASEAN-IPR Governing Council (GC), and witnessed by Members of the GC on virtual platform.
Mr. Puja officially takes up his duties as ED of ASEAN-IPR as per 1 November 2020, following the conclusion of Mr. Rezlan Ishar Jenies tenure.
Mr. I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja previously was Indonesias ASEAN-SOM Leader between 2012-2016. Prior to becoming ED of ASEAN-IPR, he was Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, as well as Indonesias Permanent Representative (PR) to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). He also served as Indonesias Ambassador to Austria and Slovenia, concurrently the PR of Indonesia to the UN and other International Organisations in Vienna.
Pursuant to the Institutes Terms of Reference (TOR), the ED represents ASEAN-IPR in all administrative and operational matters, and manages activities of the Institute. The ED is responsible to the Governing Council, and would make regular reports on the work of the Institute to the relevant Senior Officials to the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Council. The ED is an Ex-Officio Member to the Governing Council and Advisory Board of ASEAN-IPR.
Click https://asean-aipr.org/who-we-are/ for ED Pujas brief biography.