Consul General Vancouver - Canada

The Consul General in Vancouver

Sebastiaan Messerschmidt

Dutch Consul General in Vancouver
Sebastiaan Messerschmidt has been the Dutch Consul General in Vancouver since 2022.


Born in Zwolle, The Netherlands
December 1, 1969
Married to Teresa Lynn Tierney

Work positions

2022 - present Consul General for the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and the Yukon and Northwest Territories, in Canada

2018 – 2022 Consul General in South Africa

2014 – 2018 Policy advisor (counsellor) in the Office of His Majesty the King of The Netherlands

2011 – 2014 Deputy head East Asia division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

2007 – 2011 Human Resources Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2007 Netherlands Political Advisor to NATO ISAF 1 (NL/AUS)

Task Force Uruzgan, South Afghanistan

1996 – 2007 Several positions for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague (spokesperson, Kosovo desk, security policy department)

1995 – 1996 University of Amsterdam teaching Communication Science


1995 Degree in Communication Science of the Political, Social and Cultural Faculty of the University of Amsterdam