Ibu Dewi Wahab talks about the importance of Australia's engagement and relationship with Indonesia.
Prior to her posting as Consul General in Melbourne, Ibu Dewi was the Director of East Asia and Pacific Affairs for the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2010-2014, responsible for bilateral relations with Australia and 30 other countries in the Asia and Pacific Region.
She was posted twice in New York, having served as Minister Counsellor (2008-2010) and Counsellor at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations (2000-2004). Her first assignment was Second Secretary at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations and other UN organizations in Geneva, Switzerland (1995-1998).
Ibu Dewi has been a member of delegations for the Republic of Indonesia on numerous international conferences including climate change, sustainable development, international economic affairs, multilateral environmental agreements, and women issues.
Prior to joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ibu Dewi worked as a journalist at The Jakarta Post under Mr. Sabam Siagian, who later served as Indonesia's Ambassador to Australia in 1992.