ILO Indonesia and Timor-Leste Officially Introduce New Director to Replace Michiko Miyamoto

ACV-CSCIASIA.ORG, JAKARTA – The International Labor Organization (ILO) for Indonesia and Timor-Leste officially introduced its new Director to replace Michiko Miyamoto. This was published by the ILO in an ILO press release on 15 February 2024 with the title New Director for the ILO Office in Indonesia and Timor-Leste.

Simrin Singh has officially taken over as the new director for the ILO Office in Indonesia and Timor-Leste on 15 February 2024.

The ILO Jakarta Office for Indonesia and Timor-Leste has a new Director, Simrin Singh, who is an American (US) citizen. Previously he served as ILO Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives for six years from 2017 to 2023.

Along the way, Singh began working with the ILO in 2000 in Tanzania, focusing on child labor and the elimination of forced labor for Anglophone Africa. In 2003, Singh moved to ILO headquarters in Geneva, continuing his work on child labor and forced labor by supporting programs in South Asia and globally.

SHe also served as Senior Specialist for Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work (2008-2017), based at the ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, in Bangkok, Thailand.

Singh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and Sociology from Connecticut College in the US and a Master’s degree in International Development Studies from George Washington University, US. (RED/handi)