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Portrait of Ines Coppoolse

Ines Coppoolse

Dutch ambassador in Ottawa
Ines Coppoolse has been ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Canada since 2020.


Name: COPPOOLSE, Goverdina Christina (Ines)
Born: 21 May 1962 in Westzaan, the Netherlands
Married to: Alexander Gerard Verbeek


1981 Pre-university education
1992 University of Amsterdam: International Relations

Work experience

1992–2001 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague / several positions within the MFA both in London as well as in The Hague (Sub-Saharan Africa Department and Consular Affairs and Asylum Department)
2001–2004     Head, Recruitment and Selection Section, Human Resources Department
2005–2009     Deputy Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission to the UN in Vienna    
2009-2012      Deputy Director, Asia and Oceania Department
2012-2015      Director, Human Resources Department
2015-2020      Ambassador to Sweden
2020-present Ambassador to Canada