The Government has appointed Mr Chua Thai Keong as Singapore's next High Commissioner to the Republic of Botswana, resident in Pretoria, South Africa. He is concurrently Singapore's High Commissioner to the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of Namibia, the Kingdom of Swaziland, and Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe. Mr Chua will present his credentials to the President of Botswana, His Excellency Lieutenant General Seretse Khama Ian Khama, on 30 May 2016.
Mr Chua joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1986. He was Singapore's Non-Resident Ambassador to Chile from April 2014 to May 2015 and Ambassador to the Republic of Korea (with concurrent accreditation to Mongolia) from September 2006 to December 2010. Prior to this, Mr Chua was Director (Northeast Asia) at the Ministry from August 2002 to April 2006.
Mr Chua graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 1985 from the National University of Singapore. He also obtained a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, New York, in 1992 and a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of London in 1998.
Source: MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS