Ed Hoeks, Ambassador in Ukraine

Ed Hoeks

HOEKS, Eduard Wilhelmus Vincent Maria

Date of birth: 9 November 1952
Place of birth: Breda
Married to: Jkvr. Odilia E.M. de Ranitz

Education

1971 - Grammar School, Gymnasium
1977 - University of Amsterdam, Political and Social Sciences (international relations and international law) (cum laude)

Started to work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1978 and was posted at the Embassies of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nairobi, Sofia, Moscow, Dhaka, Algiers, Ouagadougou and Jakarta. He also worked at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague (Head Eastern Europe Division).

Furthermore, he hold the following positions:

1996 – 2000 Head of the Eastern European division
2000 – 2001 NATO Political Advisor SFOR Commander, Sarajevo
2001 - 2004 Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh City
2004 - 2008 Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Saint Petersburg
2008 - 2012 Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Luxembourg
2012 - 2017 Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Prague
Since 2017 Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Kyiv

Ed Hoeks at Holland Pavilion Kyiv 2018

Meeting Dutch participants of Holland Pavilion in Kyiv in February 2018

Ed Hoeks at Persona Grata program at Suspilne Radio

Radio interview of Ambassador Ed Hoeks to Svitlana Myalyk of Persona Grata program at Suspilne Radio

Ed Hoeks at Milodist Festival Ukriane

Ambassador Hoeks visited, together with Dutch journalist, Kyiv Film Festival to see where Dutch cinematography can contributie to the rich cultural life of Kyiv and Ukraine.

Ed Hoeks opening Camellia park Ukraine

Opening of the mini-park Camellia gathered honored guests on 30 May, 2018. Ambassador Ed Hoeks and Agricultural Counsellor Carolien Spaans took part in the official ceremony.

Ed Hoeks launches PIB WaterwayTechHolland in Ukraine

The Launch of WaterwayTechHolland - the Consortium of Dutch companies and knowledge institutions - seven Dutch companies confirmed their ambition to work on the development of river infrastructure, inland waterway shipping and ports in Ukraine.

Ed Hoeks at Mykolaiv Port