HE Mr Amris Hassan
HE Mr Amris Hassan served as Indonesian Ambassador to New Zealand from 2006 to 2010. He has also served in Parliament (2004-2007) and as chairman of a family business, PT Pelangi Niaga Mitra International, which provides offshore services to the oil and gas industries. He has also been a lecturer at the University of Indonesia.
Mr Hassan was a member of the Indonesian Democratic Party for Struggle (PDIP), but was selected by the current president (Democratic Party) to serve as ambassador to New Zealand. In Parliament, he was Deputy Chair of Commission 1, the group responsible for foreign affairs and defence. His New Zealand connections are strong. He is former chair of the Indonesia New Zealand Council.