Focal Points

Government Focal Points of the ARTNET on FDI Network

Government Focal Points

Afghanistan

Key focal point:
Mr. Seddiq Rasuli, Acting Director General for Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan

Alternate:
Mr. Asadullah Hamdard
Deputy Director General for Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan


Armenia

Key focal point:
Ms.  Karina Sargsyan, Head of Investment Policy and Analysis Division of Investment Policy Department, Ministry of Economy, Armenia

www.mineconomy.am


Azerbaijan

Key focal point:
Mr. Zohrab Gadirov, Director, Investment Promotion Department, Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO), Azerbaijan

www.azpromo.az


 Bangladesh

Key focal point:
Ms. Mohsina Yasmin, Executive Member, Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Prime Minister's Office, Bangladesh

www.bida.gov.bd


Bhutan

Key focal point:
Mr. Tashi Dorji, Senior Industries Officer, FDI Division, Department of Industry, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bhutan

Alternate:
Mr. Sonam Tshokey, Industry officer, FDI Division, Department of Industry, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bhutan

www.moea.gov.bt


Brunei Darussalam

Key focal point:
Mr. Arifubillah Masli, Executive Officer, Functional Development Unit, FDI Action and Support Centre (FAST), Brunei Economic Development Board, Ministry of Finance and Economy,Brunei Darussalam

Alternate:
Ms. Fadzilah Rahman, Executive Officer, Functional Development Unit, FDI Action and Support Centre (FAST), Brunei Economic Development Board, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Brunei Darussalam


Cambodia

Key focal point:
Mr. Sophal Suon, Director, Public Relations and Investment Promotion Department, Council for Development of Cambodia, Cambodia


China

Key focal point:
Ms. Miao Yu, Deputy Director, Dpt. of International Trade and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, China

Alternate: 
Mr. Wenxian Hu, Third Secretary, Dpt. of Foreign Investment Administration of Ministry of Commerce, China


Cook Islands

Key focal point:
Mr. Teariki Vakalalabure, Chief Executive Officer, Business trade and Investment Board, Cook Islands

https://btib.gov.ck/


Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Key focal point:
Mr. Chol-Sok, Ri, Head of Guidance Bureau of Economic Development, Ministry of External Economic Relations, DPR of Korea

Alternate: 
Mr. Tong Ho Kim, National Focal Point for ESCAP, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DPR of Korea 


Fiji

Key focal point:
Mr. Shaheen Ali, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Fiji

Alternate: 
Ms. Shinal Cynthia Prasad, Senior Economic Planning Officer, Trade Unit, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Fiji


French Polynesia

Key focal point:
Ms. Hinano Teanotoga, Managing Director, Investment Promotion Authority of French Polynesia "Délégation Polynésienne aux Investissements", French Polynesia


Georgia

Key focal point:
Mr. Mikheil Khidureli, Director, Enterprise Georgia, Georgia

Alternate:
Ms. Kristine Meparishvile, Head of Investment Support Department, LEPL Enterprise Georgia, Georgia


Hong Kong, China

Key focal point:
Mr. Stephen Christopher Phillips, Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

Alternate: 
Mr. Hok Lai Chiang, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion, Invest Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China 

www.investhk.gov.hk


India

Key focal point:
Mr. Kalyanaraman Rajaraman, Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, India

Alternate: 
Mr. Vijay Kumar Tyagi, Director (FDI), Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, India

www.dea.gov.in


Islamic Republic of Iran

Key focal point:
Mr. Mehrded Asadpour, Senior Legal Expert, Organization for Investment, Economic & Technical Assistance of Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran

Alternate:
Mr. Alireza Mirveisi, Senior Legal Expert, Organization for Investment, Economic & Technical Assistance of Iran, Islamic Republic of Iran


Japan

Key focal point:
Mr. Toru Terai, First Secretary and Alternate Permanent Representative of Japan to ESCAP, Embassy of Japan in Bangkok, Thailand

Alternate:
Ms. Miki Nagashima, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan


Kazakhstan

Key focal point:
Mr. Yerlan Khairov, Chairman of the Committee for Investment, Ministry of Investment and Development, Kazakhstan


Kiribati

Key focal point:
Mr. Toani Barao, Direct Investment Network is the Secretary for the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and cooperatives, Kiribati

Alternate:
Mrs. Tekiataake Ruka

Contact person: Mr. Toani Takirua, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Kiribati


Kyrgyzstan 

Key focal point:
Mr. Nuradil Baiasov, Head of Investment Projects Promotion Division, State Agency for Investment and Export Promotion, Ministry of Economy, Kyrgyz Republic


Lao PDR

Key focal point:
Mr. Outakeo Keodouangsinh, Director General, Investment Promotion Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Lao PDR

Alternate:
Mr. Phonethavong Singhalath, Director, International Investment Cooperation Division, Investment Promotion Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Lao PDR

Ms. Souphaphone Saignaleuth, Deputy Director, International Investment Cooperation Division, Investment Promotion Department, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Lao PDR


Macao, China 

Key focal point:
Mr. U Sang U, Executive Director, Board of Directors, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), Macao, China

Alternate:
Ms. Ieng Ieng Chiu, Senior Officer, Research and Information Department, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), Macao, China


Malaysia 

Key focal point:
Mr. Syed Mohd Faizal Syed Mohd Dardin, Director, Investment Policy & Trade Facilitation Division, Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI), Malaysia

Alternate: 
Ms. Fara Azuin Binti Amiruddin, Senior Principal Assistant Director, Ministry of International Trade & Industry (MITI), Malaysia


Maldives

Key focal point: 
Mr. Yusuf Riza, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development, Maldives

Alternate:
Mrs. Nahiva Mohamed, Director, Business Registration Section, Ministry of Economic Development, Maldives


Marshall Islands

Key focal point: 
Mr. Francis Carlos Domnick, Chief Executive Officer, Office of Commerce, Investment & Tourism, Marshall Islands

Alternate: 
Mr. Rington Paul, Assistant Manager, Investment Support Services, Office of Commerce, Investment & Tourism, Marshall Islands 


Mongolia

Key focal point: 
Mr. Dashdemberel Natsagdorj, Head of Investment Policy and Planning Division, National Development Agency (NDA), Mongolia

Alternate:
Ms. Tsetsegmaa Oyunsukh, Third Secretary, Department of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia

Ms. Bulganchimeg Bayasgalant, Deputy Chairperson for FDI, National Development Agency (NDA), Mongolia

www.mfa.gov.mn


Nepal

Key focal point:
Mr. Khomraj Koirala, Joint Secretary and National Focal Point of Nepal for the LDCs, UNDESA, UNESCAP and the Colombo Plan, Economic Management Division, National Planning Commission Secretariat, Nepal

www.npc.gov.np


New Caledonia

Key focal point:
Ms. Sandrine Bellier, Senior Advisor for Economic Cooperation and Trade, Regional Cooperation and External Relations Department, New Caledonia


Pakistan

Key focal point: 
Ms. Seema Raza Bokhari, Director General, Investment Promotion and Facilitation, Prime Minister's Office, Board of Investment, Pakistan

Alternate: 
Mr. Zulfiqar Ali, Director, Board of Investment, Islamabad, Pakistan


Palau

Key focal point:
Mr. Secilil Eldebechel, Chief of Staff, Office of the President, The National Capital, Palau

Alternate: 
Mr. Cameron Van Tassell, Legal Counsel and Interim Executive Director, Foreign Investment Board, Palau


Papua New Guinea

Key focal point:
H.E. Mr. Vincent Peter, High Commissioner, Papua New Guinea High Commission, Malaysia


Philippines

Key focal point:
Ms. Sandra Marie S. Recolizado, Director, Investments Policy and Planning Service, Board of Investments, Philippines

Alternate: 
Ms. Lanie Dormiendo, Officer-in-Charge, International Investments Promotion Service, Board of Investments, Philippines


Republic of Korea

Key focal point: 
Mr. Yongchae Kim, Director, Foreign Investment Division, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea 

Alternate: 
Mr. Dahl Park, Senior Deputy Director, Foreign Investment Division, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Republic of Korea


Russian Federation

Key focal point:
Mr. Kirill Sergashov, Deputy Director of Business Development Unit, Investment Policy and Public-Private Partnership Department, Ministry of Economic Development, 

Ms. Natalia Pedan, Counselor, International Investment Policy Cooperation, Business Development Unit, Investment Policy and Public-Private Partnership Department, Ministry of Economic Development


Samoa

Key focal point:
Mr. Pulotu Lyndon Chu Ling, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Commerce Industry and Labour, Samoa

Alternate:
Ms. Peseta Noumea Simi, Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Samoa


Sri Lanka

Key focal point:
Ms. Champika Priyadarshanee Malalgoda, Executive Director, Research & Policy Advocacy, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka 

Alternate:
Ms. Ganga Hiroshini Palakatiya, Deputy Director, Research & Policy Advocacy Department, Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka

www.investsrilanka.com


Tajikistan 

Key focal point:
Mr. Safarali Nurali Qurbonzoda, Head of Main Department on Investment and Foreign Aid Coordination, State Committee on Investment and State Property Management, Tajikistan

Alternate:
Mr. Dilshod Sharifi, Head of International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Tajikistan


Thailand

Key focal point:
Ms. Sonklin Ploymee, Deputy Secretary General, Thailand Board of Investment, Thailand

Alternate: 
Ms. Tanita Sirisup, Executive Director, International Affairs Division, Thailand Board of Investment, Thailand


Timor-Leste

Key focal point:
Mr. Arcanjo da Silva, Executive Director, TradeInvest Timor-Leste, I.P. (Investment and Export Promotion Agency, I.P.), Timor-Leste

Mr. Leovegildo dos Santos, Director General, Ministry of Commerce, Timor-Leste

Alternate:
Mr. Paulo Jose Coelho, Technical Superior, Ministry of Commerce, Timor-Leste 
Mr. Angelito da Costa, Planning and Monitoring Officer, Ministry of Commerce, Timor-Leste


Turkey

Key focal point:
Mr. Murat Alici, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Economy, General Directorate of Incentive Implementation and Foreign Investment, Turkey

Alternate: 
Mr. Hasan Aslan Akpinar, Head of Department of International Relations, Ministry of Economy, General Directorate of Incentive Implementation and Foreign Investment, Turkey


Uzbekistan

Key focal point:
Mr. Khamraev Oybek, Head of Department, The State Committee for Investments, Uzbekistan

www.invest.gov.uz/en/


Vanuatu

Key focal point:
Mr. Nigel Taribete Malosu, Budget Manager, Department of finance and Treasury, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Vanuatu

Alternate: 
Mr. Rex Willie Semeno, Tax Policy Manager, Tax Unit, Department of finance and Treasury, Ministry of Finance and Economic Management, Vanuatu


Viet Nam

Key focal point:
Mr. Nguyen Duc Nam, Official, Foreign Investment Division, Foreign Investment Agency, Ministry of Planning and Investment, Viet Nam