Ambassador Robert Zaagman

Curriculum vitae of Robert Zaagman, Dutch ambassador to Denmark.

Name: Zaagman, Robert Willem

Born:   11 February 1956 in Amsterdam

Portrait of Rob Zaagman


1974  Pre-university education (Atheneum B)
1986  University of Utrecht: international law (doctorate) and History (cand.)

Work experience

2019 -             Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Denmark

2014 - 2019    Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Fiji, Kiribati, New Zealand, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu, place of employment Wellington, New Zealand

2010 - 2014    Consul-General to Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg, place of employment Munich

2008 - 2010    Ambassador For International Organisations in the Netherlands, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2004 - 2008    Deputy Director of The Queens Office

2001 - 2004    Counsellor, Deputy Head of the Political Department, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London

1996- 2001     First secretary, Permanent Mission to the UN in New York

Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1988 and worked in the department at the Directorates of Atlantic Cooperation and Security Affairs, Europe, and UN Political Affairs in Helsinki until 1996. Seconded as political advisor to the OSCE High Commissioner for National Minorities (The Hague).