About the Ambassador

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Curriculum vitae

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.