Education

  • Master in economics, Free University Amsterdam
  • Pre-university education

Career

  • Policy officer Oxfam/Novib 1990-1993
  • Member of Parliament for GroenLinks 1993-1994
  • Freelance journalist and advisor international relations 1994-1997
  • Chairman Environmental Defense Union 1995-1997
  • Director Publicity, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1997-2000
  • General ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2000-2003
  • Dutch ambassador in Benin 2003-2006
  • Director Inspection Development cooperation policy 2006-2009
  • Director Social Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2009-2012