Deputy Secretaries-General of ASEAN

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. Hirubalan V P (date of commencement: 15 February 2015).

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. Dr. Lim Hong Hin (date of commencement: 10 April 2012).

Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community

The DSG ASCC supports SG in implementing the ASCC Blueprint. She 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. Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee (date of commencement: 12 October 2015).

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. Dr. AKP Mochtan (date of commencement: 16 August 2013).


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.