H.E. Robert Matheus Michael Tene is appointed as the Deputy Secretary-General (DSG) of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs for 2019 – 2022. He assists the Secretary-General of ASEAN in providing strategic direction and guidance on research, public affairs and outreach programmes for the ASEAN Community.
DSG Tene is also responsible for the implementation of corporate support functions, including administration and general affairs, finance and budget, human resources, information technology, information resource management, protocol and formalities, legal affairs, and programme cooperation and project management.
As a seasoned diplomat with 25 years of experience, DSG Tene had served various appointments at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Indonesia. In his most recent overseas posting, he was the Deputy Permanent Representative/Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the UN and other International Organization in Geneva between 2015 and 2018.
Prior to assuming the current role, DSG Tene was a Senior Official at the Directorate General for ASEAN Cooperation at the MFA of Indonesia.
He holds an MA in Public Administration from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo, Japan and a BA from Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia in Jakarta, Indonesia.
DSG Tene is married to Madame Atria Amino Rai and they have two children.