The Secretary-General of ASEAN shall be assisted by four Deputy Secretaries-General (DSGs). The four DSGs shall be of different nationalities from the Secretary-General and shall come from four different ASEAN Member States. The DSGs shall comprise:
- two DSGs are nominated by Member States on a rotational basis for a non-renewable term of three years, and
- two DSGs are openly recruited based on merit for a term of three years, which may be renewed for another three years.
Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Political Security Community
The DSG APSC supports SG in implementing the APSC Blueprint and strengthening relations with ASEAN Dialogue Partners and the international community.
Click here for CV of DSG of ASEAN for APSC, H.E. Robert Matheus Michael Tene (date of commencement: 15 February 2021).
Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Economic Community
The DSG AEC assists SG in supporting the realisation of the AEC by 2015. He oversees the implementation of the AEC Blueprint towards the establishment of a Single Market and Production Base, a competitive economic region characterised by equitable development, and a region that is fully plugged into the global economy.
Click here for CV of DSG of ASEAN for AEC, H.E. Satvinder Singh (date of commencement: 26 March 2021).
Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community
The DSG ASCC supports SG in implementing the ASCC Blueprint. He oversees the implementation of projects under ASCC that focus on forging a common identity and building a caring and sharing society which is inclusive and where the well-being, livelihood and welfare of the peoples are enhanced.
Click here for CV of DSG of ASEAN for ASCC, H.E. Kung Phoak (date of commencement: 12 October 2018).
Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for Community and Corporate Affairs
The DSG CCA assists SG and is responsible for providing strategic direction and guidance on research, public affairs and outreach programmes for the ASEAN Community. He is also responsible for the implementation of corporate support functions, including core corporate services and ensuring clear prioritisation and alignment to overall policy objectives. The DSG CCA will ensure that ASEAN Secretariat has in place the systems, procedures and resources required to fulfil its mandate.
Click here for CV of DSG of ASEAN for CCA, H.E. Tran Duc Binh (date of commencement: 15 February 2021).
Find out more about the Deputy Secretaries-General of ASEAN from Article 11 of the ASEAN Charter.
Click here to read Speeches of Deputy Secretaries-General of ASEAN.