The Ambassador

Frans Potuyt

Ambassadeur Frans Potuyt

Ambassador Frans Potuyt


Name: POTUYT, Frans Jacob
Born: 12 January, 1954, Zwolle, the Netherlands
Education: 1973 Grammar School, Zwolle
  1977 Dutch Private Law, Free University Amsterdam
  1980 Post Graduate Fiscal Law, Leiden University
  Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1980, and served in the lower ranks in different countries in Asia, Middle East and Europe
1998 - 2002 Deputy Head of Mission in Tehran
2002 - 2003 Deputy Political Advisor, NATO HQ in Naples
2003 - 2005 Head of Mission, Netherlands Representative Office in Ramallah
2005 - 2009 Security Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague
2009 - 2011 Ambassador in Astana (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan)
2011 - 2015 Security Director, European External Action Service in Brussels
2015 -  current

Ambassador in Kuwait (Kuwait and Bahrain)

Ambassador Potuyt is married to Anna Elisabeth de Vogel. Together they have two daughters and two sons.