Tan Hung Seng has been Singapore’s Permanent Representative to ASEAN since 2013. Before assuming this position in Jakarta, Mr Tan served as Singapore’s Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt, with concurrent accreditation to Libya, from 2009 - 2013. He was also concurrently accredited to the State of Kuwait until 2012.
Mr Tan joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1990 and has since worked in various capacities on issues related to international organisations, ASEAN/ASEAN Regional Forum and the Middle East. His overseas postings have included two earlier stints in Egypt, as First Secretary and as Deputy Chief of Mission/Counsellor as well as a posting in Bangkok, where he was Deputy Chief of Mission/Counsellor. He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2011 and the Long Service Medal in 2013.