Dr. Vinay Prakash Singh takes over as the Secretary General of the Asian Pacific Postal Union

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Dr Vinay Prakash Singh assumed the charge as the Secretary General of the Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU) on 1 January 2023. .  This is the first time that an Indian is leading an international organization in the postal sector. Dr Singh will remain in office for 4 years.

Former Member (Personnel), Postal Services Board, Department of Post  Dr Vinay Prakash Singh was elected as the Secretary General during the 13th APPU Congress held in Bangkok during August- September 2022.

Asian Pacific Postal Union (APPU) is an intergovernmental organization of 32-member countries of the Asian-Pacific region. APPU is the only Union of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in the region, which is a specialized agency of the United Nations. 

The headquarters of the Asian Pacific Postal Union is in Bangkok, Thailand. 

The Secretary General leads the activities of the Union and is also the Director of the Asian Pacific Postal College (APPC) which is the largest intergovernmental postal training institute in the region.

The Asia Pacific region generates around half of the global mail volume and has around one-third of the global postal human resource.

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