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MFA is currently divided into 11 Directorates which deal with political and economic matters, and 7 Directorates which oversee matters relating to protocol, consular issues and the Singapore Cooperation Programme among others. The Corporate Affairs Directorate oversees organisational and resource management while the Human Resource Directorate and Diplomatic Academy manage the development of personnel and training. One third of our staff serve in the MFA’s 50 overseas missions. In addition, we have 43 non-resident High Commissioners/Ambassadors based in Singapore and 30 Honorary Consuls-General/Consuls abroad.

Political Office Holders


Minister for Foreign Affairs

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Dr Mohamad Maliki Bin Osman

Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mayor, South East District

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Sam Tan Chin Siong

Minister of State Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Manpower and Ministry of Foreign Affairs Republic of Singapore

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Dr Tan Wu Meng

Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Trade and Industry

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MFA HQ's Organisational Structure

MFA Organisational Chart updated June 2018
  • Prof Tommy Koh
  • Gopinath Pillai
  • Prof Chan Heng Chee
  • Ong Keng Yong
Senior Advisors
  • Mr. Hirubalan V P
  • Mrs. Mary Seet-Cheng
Deputy Secretary SEA ASEAN
Deputy Secretary (SEA + ASEAN)

Tan Hai Chuan, Peter

  • SEA I - Southeast Asia I
  • SEA II - Southeast Asia II
  • TC - Technical Co-Operation
  • IO - International Organisation
  • ANZP - Australia, New Zealand & The Pacific
  • EUR - Europe
Deputy Secretary AsiaPacific
Deputy Secretary (Asia-Pacific)

Ng Teck Hean

  • NEA - Northeast Asia
  • AM - Americas
  • ME - Middle East, North Africa & Central Asia
  • SAA - South Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa
  • IE - International Economics
  • CON - Consular
  • DA - MFA Diplomatic Academy
Deputy Secretary Management
Deputy Secretary (Management)

Ong Eng Chuan

  • SC - Strategic Communications
  • PRO - Protocol
  • IM - Information Management
  • IAU - Internal Audio Unit
  • CA - Corporate Affairs
  • HR - Human Resource