Ambassador

Curriculum Vitae

Name:                       Onno Kervers

Born:                         18 June 1955, Rotterdam

Married to:              Sigrid Kervers (born Kalinowski)

Education

1972 – 1978                  Law studies at Leiden State University, M.A. International Law

1979 – 1980                  Lecturer in International law, Royal Naval Institute, Den Helder (military service)

1980 – 1981                  Training Diplomatic Service, the Hague

Professional Career

1981 – 1983                  3rd Secretary, NL NATO Perm.Rep., Brussels

1983 – 1986                  2nd Secretary, Development Cooperation, NL embassy Bogotá

1986 – 1990                  Head, Passport Section, MFA the Hague

1990                              Course member, NATO Defense College, Rome

1990 – 1993                  1st Secretary, Political section, NL embassy London

1993 – 1998                  Deputy HOM, NL delegation to Disarmament Conference, Geneva

1998 – 2002                  Head, Non-proliferation and Nuclear Affairs, MFA the Hague

2002 – 2006                  Head, Political section, NL NATO Perm.Rep., Brussels

2006 – 2008                  Head, Counter Terrorism Unit, MFA the Hague

2008 - 2013                   Consul-General of the Netherlands, Istanbul

2013 – 2016                  Ambassador, Caracas

2016 -                             Ambassador, Baku

Publications

Various articles on the UN Conventional Arms Register and the Biological Weapons Convention

Hobbies

Cooking

Cycling

Photography

Wine