About the Ambassador
Name: KLOMPENHOUWER, MSc, Kees Jan René, (Kees)
Born: 6 June 1954, Switzerland
Education: 1979 MA Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam
In 1980 joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and have been working at the department for the United Nations, European Union and Military Cooperation Section.
2017 HM Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Czech Republic, Prague
2013-2017 HM Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Ukraine, Kyiv
2011-2013 General Inspector of the Foreign Service of the Netherlands
2008-2011 Civilian Operations Commander of the European Union and director of the Civilian Planning and Conduct Capability (CPCC) at the External Action Service of the European Union
2006-2008 Director East- and South Eastern Europe Department. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), The Hague, The Netherlands
2002-2006 Director for Foreign Intelligence, AIVD, Ministry of Interior and Kingdom Relations
1999-2002 HM Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Serbia, Belgrade
Excellent in English and French, fluent in German and Spanish, moderate knowledge of Russian. Current in Dutch.