Meet the Ambassador

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Curriculum Vitae

Name

Govert Jan Cornelis Bijl de Vroe

Date of birth

26 July 1962
Place of birth Den Helder, the Netherlands
Marital status Married, 3 children
Education:
1980 Grammar School in Haarlem
1988

Contemporary History at Leiden University
Subsidiary subjects: Economics and International Economic Relations
Optional courses in International Law

Work experience:
2021-current

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Finland, Helsinki

2018-2021

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Latvia, Riga

2014-2018 Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Portuguese Republic, Lisbon
2011-2014 Director of Protocol
2007-2011 Head of Economic Affairs Section at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Germany, Berlin
2003-2007 Production and Quality Coordinator, European Integration Department, The Hague, The Netherlands
2000-2003 Deputy Head of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Kingdom of Sweden, Stockholm
1996-2000 Embassy Secretary at the Permanent Mission of OSCE in Vienna, Austria
1993-1996 Deputy Head of Recruitment department, Selection and Training, The Hague, The Netherlands
1990-1993 Trade Secretary at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Seoul, South Korea
1989-1990

Policy officer, European Affairs Department, The Hague, The Netherlands

1988

Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, The Hague, The Netherlands