Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia
Ottawa
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Ambassade de la RÉpublique d'Indonésie

Ambassador

Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia


H.E. Abdul Kadir Jailani

Ambassador Abdul Kadir Jailani was inaugurated as the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Canada and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) on 7 January 2019. He presented his letters of credence to the Governor General of Canada Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette at Rideu Hall, Ottawa., on 28 May 2019, marking the official commencement of his tenure as the 19th Indonesian Ambassador to Canada.

Prior to his appointment to Canada, Ambassador Jailani served as the Consul General of the Republic of Indonesia in New York since 2016. His appointments in diplomatic missions of the Republic of Indonesia abroad including staff at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in The Hague, First Secretary at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the UN, WTO and other International Organizations in Geneva and Counsellor for Security Council at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the UN in New York.

Ambassador Jailani joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in 1993 and was assigned to various positions, including Deputy Director for Treaties on Political and Security Affairs (2010-2012) and Director for Treaties of Economic and Social Cultural Affairs (2012-2016). He has also actively led negotiations in various bilateral, regional and multilateral negotiations among others the Code of Conduct in South China Sea (2011-2012), Task Force of ASEAN Enhanced Dispute Settlement Mechanism (2013-2016) and Bilateral Comprehensive Economic Partnership between Indonesia and several countries (2013-2016). Furthermore, he acted as Vice-Chairman of Intergovernmental Committee of WIPO on Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (2014-2016).

He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Airlangga (1992) and hold a Master of Law from the University of Indonesia (1997) and a Master of European Law and Policy from Portsmouth University (2002).

Ambassador Jailani is married and has two children.