Consul General Vancouver

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

Image: ©BZ / Sebastiaan Messerschmidt

Work positions

2022 - 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