Nadjib Riphat Kesoema

Ambassador Nadjib Riphat Kesoema is a Fellow of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia. Ambassador Kesoema started his diplomatic career in 1982. He served as Indonesia’s Ambassador to Australia and Vanuatu from 2012 to 2017. Previously, Ambassador Kesoema was Deputy of the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs (2010-2012) and Indonesia’s Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg from 2006 to 2010. Before that, he was the Head (Director) of Center for Education and Training at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia.

As a career diplomat, he was assigned overseas to Oslo (1986), Vatican City (1992) and Canberra (1999). Furthermore, he has also chaired international conferences as well as represented Indonesia in many international forums. Ambassador Kesoema received the Bronze, Silver, and Gold Service Award from the Indonesian President, four cultural awards from Belgium and Province of Bali, as well as the Order of St. Gregory the Great II from The Holy See.