Susan Kahwati - Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner - Thailand and Laos

Susan is Austrade’s Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner to Thailand and Laos.

Prior to this, she was Senior Trade Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei, where she played a leadership role in promoting Australia’s healthcare industry in South East Asia.

Susan has managed teams to deliver Austrade’s online strategies, business practices and the design of systems to support the organisation’s global operations.

As Trade Commissioner in Dubai, she facilitated the expansion of Australian business interests in the Gulf region. As Trade Commissioner in Athens, she promoted Australia’s sports industry capability in the lead up to the 2004 Olympic Games.

Susan launched AusFilm to promote Australia’s film industry overseas and the Women in Export Program to help SMEs succeed internationally.

Susan speaks Arabic, holds a Masters in Business Administration, Bachelor of Pharmacy, Diploma in Film & Television Production and Cert IV in Training & Assessment. She is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.