Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Former Ambassador to WTO


Day 1 – 13 Nov 2017

Parallel Session C: Logistics and Supply Chain: Enhancing and Innovating Connectivity Between China, Hong Kong and ASEAN | 3.30 pm - 4.45 pm

Datuk M Supperamaniam joined the Malaysian Administrative and Diplomatic Service in 1970 and served the Ministry of International Trade and Industry for a period of 34 years in various capacities including Senior Trade Commissioner of Malaysia to Hong Kong and China, Director, Department of International Trade, Deputy Secretary-General (Trade] and Ambassador/Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the World Trade Organization. During the tenure of service he was mainly charged with responsibilities and functions relating to the development of national trade policy and export development strategy. He represented Malaysia at various bilateral, regional international conferences which included his participation in various senior official meetings as well as in Ministerial conferences of ASEAN,APEC,UNCTAD and UNESCAP.

Since his official retirement from Government he is now actively engaged as a resource person/consultant to many workshops, and conferences organized by UN Agencies, regional and international organizations and think tanks. Currently he is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies, Malaysia and Adjunct Professor at the International Islamic University Malaysia and the Management and Science University Malaysia. Currently he serves as a member of the International Advisory Board & Fellow of the International Academy of the Belt & Road Initiative based in Hong Kong. He is also a Board Member of a couple of public listed companies in Malaysia.