Tashi Phuntsok is the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for EU and Western Europe, based in Brussels, Belgium since 2016. As a teacher, social advocate and diplomat, he has dedicated nearly 40 years of his life in the service of Tibetan community and served the Central Tibetan Administration in various capacities including as the Secretary in the Department of Information International Relations. As the Director of Africa & Middle East Office, he arranged the maiden visit of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to South Africa in 1996. Later he established the Office of Tibet in Pretoria in 1997 and served there until 2001. He was then posted to the Office of Tibet, Paris as the Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama from 2001-2005.
He was recalled to India as Director of Tibetan Homes Foundation, Mussoorie (2005-2010) and Chief Representative of Southern Tibetan Settlements, Bangalore (2010-2012). In the course of his diplomatic assignments he has travelled across the world to advocate the cause of Tibet.