H.E. Abdul Kadir Jailani
Director-General of East Asia and Pacific, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Republic of Indonesia
Ambassador Abdul Kadir Jailani is the current Director General for Asia Pacific and Africa at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, responsible for Indonesia’s bilateral relations with 114 countries as well as Indonesia’s leadership in regional organizations including APEC, IORA, NAASP, SCO, PIF, MSG, CTI-CFF, IMT-GT, BIMP-EAGA, etc. Previously, he was the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Canada and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the International Civil Aviation Organization. Ambassador Jailani had also served as the Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York. His prior appointments in diplomatic missions of the Republic of Indonesia abroad include Third Secretary at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in The Hague; First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the UN, WTO and other International Organizations in Geneva; and Counsellor for Security Council at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the UN in New York. Ambassador Jailani joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in 1993 and was assigned to various positions, including Deputy Director for Treaties on Political and Security Affairs (2010-2012) and Director for Treaties of Economic and Social Cultural Affairs (2012-2016). He has also actively led negotiations in various bilateral, regional and multilateral negotiations among others the Code of Conduct in South China Sea (2011-2012), Task Force of ASEAN Enhanced Dispute Settlement Mechanism (2013-2016) and Bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership between Indonesia and several countries (2013-2016). Furthermore, he acted as Vice-Chairman of Intergovernmental Committee of WIPO on Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (2014-2016). He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Law from the University of Airlangga (1992) and holds a Master of Law from the University of Indonesia (1997) as well as a Master of European Law and Policy from Portsmouth University (2002). Ambassador Jailani is married with two children.