Dian Triansyah Djani, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to the United Nations, was elected Chair of the Second Committee (Economic and Financial) on 13 June 2016 (see Press Release GA/11791).
Beginning in 2012 until his appointment as Permanent Representative, Mr. Djani was the Director General for America and Europe in his country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Between 2009 and 2012, he served as Permanent Representative to the United Nations bodies in Geneva, including the World Trade Organization.
Mr. Djani served as the Director General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) between 2005 and 2008, having previously been Director of Intra-Regional Cooperation for Asia-Pacific and Africa from 2004 to 2005, and Director for Multilateral Trade and Investment from 2002 to 2004.
His overseas assignments included service in Indonesia’s Permanent Missions to the United Nations in Geneva, between 1997 and 2001, and in New York, from 1991 to 1994. He began his career in the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1985.
Mr. Djani holds master’s degrees in economics from the University of Indonesia and in economic development from Vanderbilt University in the United States.
Born in 1962, he is married and has a son.
* This supersedes Press Release BIO/4830 of 12 April 2016.