Klas Molin has been appointed to be new Swedish Ambassador to the Kingdom of Thailand, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic, Kingdom of Cambodia and the Union of Myanmar. He will replace Lennart Linnér as the head of the mission in South-East Asia.
Mr Lennart will take up his new post as the Swedish Ambassador to the Republic of the Philippines.
Mr Molin has been head of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs Department for Asia and the Pacific Region since 2006. He has previously served at the embassies in Bangkok and Washington and at the Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in New York.
Mr Molin will hand over his credentials to the Thai authorities in August 2011.