H.E. Gerard Ho

Mr. Gerard Ho Wei Hong has been Singapore’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN in Jakarta since August 2023.

Mr. Ho was Singapore’s Ambassador to the Republic of Philippines from March 2019 to June 2023. Prior to this, Mr. Ho was Director-General of the ASEAN Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs from January 2015 to February 2019.

Since joining the Singapore Foreign Service in 1997, Mr. Ho has served in various capacities on issues related to International Organisations and Southeast Asia. Mr. Ho served as First Secretary (Political) in the Singapore Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York from June 2000 to July 2003, First Secretary (Political) in the Singapore High Commission in Kuala Lumpur from January 2004 to July 2007 and Deputy Chief of Mission in the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta from February 2010 to December 2014.

Mr. Ho graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History from the National University of Singapore in 1997. He subsequently obtained a Master of
Arts in Political Science from Columbia University, United States of America, in 2009.

Mr. Ho was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2019 and the Long Service Medal in 2020. He was also awarded the Order of Sikatuna with the rank of Datu (Grand Cross) by the Government of the Philippines in 2023.

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