Bassim Blazey

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
Bassim Blazey

Bassim Blazey is the Assistant Secretary, Papua New Guinea Branch with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. From 2015 to 2018 he was Minister-Counsellor, and then Minister and Deputy Head of Mission at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo.

His overseas assignments include Jakarta, New York and Tokyo. In Canberra his roles have included managing a number of branches and taskforces, including Consular Branch; Mainland South East Asia Branch; and Environment Branch.  He also led the Iraq Taskforce (2004-2005) and the UN Security Council Bid Taskforce (2008-2010).

Mr Blazey is a first-generation migrant to Australia, having moved from India with his parents as a teenager.