Meet the Ambassador

Desirée Kopmels

Curriculum Vitae

Name

Ms. Desirée Kopmels M.A.

Date of birth 15 May 1965
Education:
1991 University of Amsterdam, M.A. American Studies
1992 University of Amsterdam, M.A. European Studies
Work experience:
2020-current NL Ambassador to Finland
2018-2019 Sabbatical leave
2013-2018 Ambassador / Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)
2009-2013 Minister Plenipotentiary / Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Rome, Italy
2008-2009 Acting Director Political Affairs / European Correspondent (CFSP), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands
2005-2008 Deputy Director Political Affairs / European Correspondent (CFSP), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands
2000-2005 Antici, Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium
1997-2000 Deputy CFSP counsellor, Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the European Union, Brussels, Belgium
1995-1997 Policy officer Task Force Western Balkans, Directorate for European Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands
1994-1995 Policy officer Eastern Europe, Directorate for European Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague, Netherlands
1992-1994 Head of the Economic and Commercial Section, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Oslo, Norway