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.